Arts & Entertainment

“That Holiday Book Sale” is set for December 1-2 in Mt. Pleasant

Looking for some extra stocking stuffers this Christmas?  Shopping for Kwanzaa or a New Year’s Party?  Come shop the Charleston Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, and support your library system for the holidays.  ‘That Holiday Book Sale’ is set for Friday, December 1st from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m and Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m.…

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Film Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic Denzel Washington may be the most accomplished actor of our generation. Like a chameleon, he’s morphed from the stern father in “Fences” to a dorky, introverted attorney in this meandering crime-drama/thriller. His talent is more than enough reason to sit through the two hours and nine minutes of…

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Twenty-Two HBCU Dance Teams Go Head to Head for the Chance to Win $25,000 in the #RadiantDanceOff Contest

Every weekend, hundreds of college women participate as dancers in high energy marching bands across the country. From show-stopping halftime performances to intricate routines, young dancers must be ready to perform every day of the month, under all circumstances. To help women demonstrate confidence during their toughest days, HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc. teamed up with…

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THE QUAD Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

The producers of the groundbreaking BET drama The Quad have selected 8 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in a paid internship program that provides the unique opportunity to train in multiple departments while Season 2 of the series is in production. The Quad received over 250 applications for the 8 openings.…

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Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Culture-Defining “Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap”, Achieves Goal Early

The Smithsonian launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign October 17 for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals. The compilation, to be produced and released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, includes nine CDs, more than 120 tracks and a 300-page book with extensive…

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Forget Me Not, an Award-Winning Stage Play on Alzheimer’s Disease, to be Presented at Royal Missionary Baptist Church

Saturday, November 11, AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s network, will present the national award-winning play, Forget Me Not, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (1807 Pearson Street) from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The play, directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project, takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease and shows the disease’s impact on relationships…

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African American Fiber Artists Sought For 2018 Exhibition

African American fiber artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!, a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as…

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REWIND: Rainbow Rowed deserves an encore

By Natalie Prioleau Just two Sundays ago, some of Charleston’s best and brightest in politics, education, music and poetry collaborated at PURE Theatre in the original production “Rainbow Rowed: A Civic Engagement.” Set up as a panel discussion which was led by a “clueless mediator” (KJ Kearney of Charleston Sticks Together), the production provided an…

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