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Famed entertainer Geoffrey Holder dead at 84

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:24 pm October 6, 2014 Legendary actor, choreographer and overall entertainer Geoffrey Holder has died.  The 84-year-old star passed away due to complications from pneumonia Sunday. 

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Woody Allen produced Cotton Club play has no black actors


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm April 10, 2014 Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” opens Thursday night in New York City. The musical is based on the Cotton Club, a New York nightclub based in Harlem back in the early 20th century. Despite the club being rooted in African American history, Allen hired no black actors […]

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Film festival aims to show there’s more to Englewood than violence

This year, Film Director Mark Harris will put on the third annual Englewood International Film Festival. The southwest Chicago neighborhood has had its share of negative press, with most media outlets only covering gang activity and crime.

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Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom Portray Biracial Romeo & Juliet

Everyone puts their own little twist on the famed Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet. David Leveaux is “mixing” up his cast by deeming Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom in the lead roles.The selections make for the first nationally recognized biracial production of the play.

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Audra McDonald Makes History With Fifth Tony Win

Audra McDonald’s win on Sunday tied her with Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most wins. McDonald is the first woman of color to accomplish this. What’s more, she has only appeared in 10 Broadway shows. That’s right. McDonald is batting .500. Her success is nearly unparalleled…

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Invisible Man

invisible man

By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 5:26 pm February 7, 2012 Court Theater, the professional theater located on the University of Chicago’s campus, premiered Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man last month. I haven’t read the novel since high school and was ripped open all over again, seeing Ellison’s words acted out on stage. I was surprised to feel such […]

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