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April 2016
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
“MAHALIA – A Gospel Musical” by Tom Stolz

Starring Frenchie Davis
Directed by Curtis King
Friday, 1 @ 8:15pm & Saturday, 2 @ 3pm & 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$18.50


TBAAL audiences love FRENCHIE DAVIS and she is back this season in the title role about the life, music and times of one of the world’s greatest gospel singers, MAHALIA JACKSON. The humble and deeply religious Jackson, whose expressive, full-throated voice, carried her from a three room shanty in New Orleans to appearances before presidents and royalty. The musical voice of the civil rights movement, Jackson’s friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “A voice like this one comes not once in a century, but once in a millennium.” The show is in remembrance of Dr. King’s April 4, 1968 assassination. HOSTED BY BOARD MEMBER ALBERTUS LEWIS, JR.


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ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST
“Race in America – The Law and Political Conflict of Community and Police Shootings”

Featuring Judges Maryellen Hicks, Ken Molberg and Rob Cañas
Saturday 2 @ 10am
Room T-203
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast


Three seasoned TEXAS JUDGES MARYELLEN HICK, KEN MOLBERG and ROB CAÑAS discuss America’s race relations, the laws, politics and historical statistics specifically regarding the repeated shootings and killings of Black males in America. HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD CHAIR BARBARA STEELE.

 

 

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24-HOUR FILMFEAST
Featuring Filmmaker M. Legend Brown

Saturday, 9 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$5 - Screening and Talk


See his films and meet up-close and personal one of Dallas’ most talked about filmmakers, M. LEGEND BROWN. Following an exciting retrospective of the last film screening, Brown will be on hand to talk about his many award-winning films, career and the difficulties in filmmaking.

FILM SCREENINGS
• 11:30-12:00 Noon - WHY DO I LOOK LIKE MY FATHER?
• 12:50-1pm - NORMAL BEHAVIOR
• 1-1:30pm - KISSED BY THE DEVIL
• 5-6:30pm - A MAN CALLED JON

6:30pm - Film Talk With M. Legend Brown


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JAZZ AT THE MUSE
“SATIN’ DOLLS” Concert

Featuring Sabrina Kessee, Brittany Johnson, Amanda Maxfield-Curtis
Friday, 15 & Saturday, 16 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10


Three of Dallas’ most underrated singers, SABRINA KESSEE, BRITTANY JOHNSON and AMANDA MAXFIELD-CURTIS sass and croon at the Muse as they perform a variety of jazz standards, mixed with a bit of Broadway and contemporary gospel music. HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD MEMBER ALBERTUS LEWIS, JR.


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POETRY SMASH #5
Thursday, 14 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ 10


It’s a night where poets assemble and the audience gathers around the stage to ‘Amen’ the word from a new generation of lyrical voices in a night of open mic. Coordinated by Brenda Randall.


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Promising Young Artists Series
5th ANNUAL BUDDING ROSE CONCERT
Friday, 15 @ 10am
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
Student Morning Performance
$5

Saturday, 16 @ 8pm
Public Performance
$10


Music is in the air yet again when more than 300 budding singers from Dallas Independent School District’s W.H. Atwell Law Academy, Fred F. Florence, John B. Hood, Zan Holmes, Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Charles Rice Elementary and LIFE SCHOOL OAK CLIFF, and area middle schools unite their voices as one rose performing classical, pop, Broadway, spirituals and gospel in this spring concert. Special Lobby music by Rangel Hand Bell Choir. Coordinated by Stevon Harris.

 

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TIES AND TUX IV
A GALA BENEFIT
“A Night of Hollywood Glamour and Dallas Glitter”

Saturday, 23 @ 6 pm
Hilton Dallas Anatole
Plum Blossom Room, VIP Reception
Grand Ballroom, Dinner
2100 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
214.748.1200
www.hiltonanatolehotel.com


It’s a night of elegance, honor, dining, dancing and some of the best performances and entertainment from TBAAL youth! Special honored guest will receive The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Luminary Arts Award. If you missed TIES AND TUX III honoring Diahann Carroll, don’t miss TIES AND TUX IV. This benefit fundraiser supports TBAAL’s Youth Arts-and-Education programs. HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

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COMEDY NIGHT AT THE MUSE
Featuring Honest John

Friday, 29 & Saturday, 30 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$15


Running around L.A. telling jokes at night and working as a nurse during the day eventually landed HONEST JOHN on the stage of BET’s "Comic View," HBO’s "Def Comedy Jam" and "Showtime at the Apollo." “When people would come up to me on the street and ask where I was going to perform next, that’s when I quit my job as a nurse and started doing comedy full time!” In a word, this man is a triple ‘hoot.’!


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Get Your Copy of "MEDICINE" for the Soul! Featuring Ruben Studdard, Ann Nesby and Jasmine Guy.


Available at Select Wal-Mart Stores Nationwide, TBAAL's Eva Jessye Gift Shop and Online at iTunes and Amazon.com. For More Information Call 214.743.2440


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