Back in 1988, Maya Angelou described to a predominantly white crowd in Salado, Texas, how a maid’s smile inspired one of her most enduring poems. She says she wrote it to honor a maid she once watched ride the bus in New York City.Continue reading
Facing Evil With Maya Angelou, is the second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent racism, had a lot to say.Continue reading
The Richard Pryor Special? aired on May 5, 1977, and created an immediate sensation for NBC. The network had given Pryor an hour in prime time to put on a show of his choice. Pryor chose to bring his irreverence humor to a nation mainstream television audience- explosive! His gut-wrenching honesty coupled with Pryor’s ability to deliver authentic pathos are the hallmarks of his comedy. One such moment was the sketch featuring Maya Angelou.Continue reading
Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing The Boundaries performances were held on August 15th and 16th at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. This is the second year SummerStage and the Faison Firehouse has collaborated on the outdoor, free to the public performing arts presentation; and it has already become one the most anticipated and well attended events offered in the summer series. This year the eclectic roster of performers included Baoku & The Image Afro-Beat Band, Cecilia Marta Dance Company, George Faison Universal Dance Experience, Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet, and Lotus Music & Dance Multicultural Artists. The well curated production lived up to its title offering a diverse and well-paced program with an international flavor.Continue reading
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3MONDAY MEDITATIONS WITH KARINE PLANTADIT from 12:00 am to 12:30 pm
4@SocialDistancingSeries from 10:40 am to 6:00 pm @CookingWithKu- Vegan Dining With Akua Noni Parker from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE SESSION: PABLLO VITTAR / DUDA BEAT from 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm
7SUMMERSTAGE STUDIO: DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MARVELOUS from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
31MONDAY MEDITATIONS WITH KARINE PLANTADIT from 12:00 am to 12:30 pm
August 7, 2020
SUMMERSTAGE STUDIO: DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MARVELOUSSUMMERSTAGE STUDIO: DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MARVELOUSTime: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm With a style distinguished by a fearless grace, Marc Marvelous has established himself as one of Brooklyn’s pre-eminent dancers, bringing his hometown’s style of flexing to the mainstream. Currently based out of Atlanta, he’s worked on tours and music videos with the likes of Usher, Britney Spears, Beyonce, and Rihanna, and both appeared in and consulted on various film and television productions as an actor, choreographer, and movement coach.
MONDAY MEDITATIONS WITH KARINE PLANTADITMONDAY MEDITATIONS WITH KARINE PLANTADITTime: 12:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday Meditations will take over the SummerStage Instagram channel live every Monday at 12:00PM EST for a 30 minute workshop focused on keeping your mind and body happy, healthy and active with guest host Karine Plantadit, former Alvin Ailey and Broadway Tony Award nominated dancer (Come Fly Away, The Lion King), instructor, choreographer, certified yoga teacher and life coach.
August 11, 2020
@CookingWithKu- Vegan Dining With Akua Noni Parker@CookingWithKu- Vegan Dining With Akua Noni ParkerTime: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Learn how to prepare healthy Vegan meals with Ailey principal dancer Akua Noni Parker. Akua invites us into her kitchen every week on Tuesday at 5pm. Ingredients are list prior so we can all enjoy CookingWithKu.