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March 2017
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JAZZ AT THE MUSE
“SATIN’ DOLLS” Concert
Featuring Sabrina Kessee, Brittany Johnson, Amanda Maxfield-Curtis
Friday, 3 & Saturday, 4 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
Back by popular demand, SABRINA KESSEE, BRITTANY JOHNSON and AMANDA MAXFIELD-CURTIS return with their sassy and crooning vocals at the Muse performing a variety of jazz standard, mixed with a bit of Broadway and contemporary gospel music. Hosted by Board Member Shari Lamb.
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POETRY SMASH #5
Thursday, 9 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ 10
Audiences talk back to poets when the poets talk back to them in a night of spoken word at the open mic.  Coordinated by Brenda Randall.
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
“Rodney King”
Starring Roger Guenveur Smith
Friday, 10 & Saturday, 11 @ 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$20
An exploration of the man, Rodney King, the Obie Award-winning actor, ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH commands the stage in this affecting solo show with his charismatic and deliberate presence. The videotaped beating by the Los Angeles police led to riots and King’s question, “Can we all get along?” When the officers were acquitted the following year, it provoked the most deadly civil disturbance in US history. Powerful and riveting, this must-see show is timely and “Smith is the perfect actor to deliver the message.” Hosted by Board Member Shari Lamb.
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24-HOUR FILMFEAST
RACE, CULTURE AND SEXUALITY
Featuring Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon
Saturday, 11 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$5 - Screening and Talk
See her films and meet up-close and personal one of America’s most talked about independent female filmmakers, YVONNE WELBON. Following the last film, this award-winning writer, director and producer will be on hand for a one-on-one post-screening talk back. Hosted by Board Member April Spigner.

FILM SCREENINGS

12:00-1:00pm 
SISTERS IN CINEMA
Giving voice to African American women directors and serving as a beacon to illuminate a history of independent filmmaking that has remained hidden for too long, this documentary traces the careers of inspiring African American women filmmakers from the early part of the 20th century to today. 60 Minutes. 2003.

1:05-1:20pm
THE TASTE OF DIRT
This powerful short narrative film explores issues of race and class as experienced by seven-year old African American girls on the school playground. 12 Minutes. 2002.

1:25-1:40pm
MISSING RELATIONS
A dramatic and breathtaking account exploring the loss and denial in an African American family through the filmmaker’s story of her kidnapped twin sisters who were erased from the family’s history for 24 years is a must-see film. 13 Minutes. 1994.

1:45-2:15pm
REMEMBERING Wei Yi fang, REMEMBERING MYSELF
Named as Best Film/Video on Matters Relating to the Black experience at the 11th International Cinema Festival in Berlin and a Sidney Poitier Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship, Yvonne Welbon’s autobiographical film is a moving and telling account about her international experiences as an African American woman living in Tiawan for six years. 30 Minutes. 1995.

2:20-2:45pm
SISTERS IN THE LIFE: FIRST LOVE
This love story which offers the only media portrayals of a young black lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality was screened at a myriad of festivals including the San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals. 23 Minutes. 1993.

2:50-3:50pm
LIVING WITH PRIDE: RUTH ELLIS @ 100
Focusing on the life and times of the oldest ‘out’ African American lesbian known, the 100 year old Ruth Ellis, this tender documentary offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of African America history as lived by one inspiring woman over 10 decades with pride.  60 Minutes. 1999.

4:00pm – Film Talk Back with Yvonne Welbon
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JAZZ WEEKEND IN DALLAS
“FORTY FINGERS” CONCERT
Featuring Shaun Martin, Jamar Jones, Xavier Jackson, Clifton Williams
Saturday, 18 @ 8pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$25-Orchestra Level
$20-Mezzanine
When the spotlights beam on 4 pianos, 8 hands, 40 fingers and 352 keys, the concert hall is sure to rock with SHAUN MARTIN, JAMAR JONES, XAVIER JACKSON and CLIFTON WILLIAMS as they tip, tap and glide up and down the keyboard, giving Dallas’ audience a memorable night of music entertainment performing classical, jazz, pop, hip-hop, Broadway, R&B and gospel music! This is a must witness!  Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors.

JAZZ APPRECIATION EDUCATIONAL YOUTH WORKSHOP
Youth are encouraged to come and take advantage of this once in a lifetime experience to sit at the feet of 4 great pianists for a one-on-one educational conversation and experience.
Saturday, 18 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ Pay what you can
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION
MARK HUNTER’S “LET IT BURN”
Directed by Curtis King
World Premiere Opening, Thursday, 23 @ 8pm
Friday, 24-Saturday, 25 @ 8pm
Sunday, 26 @ 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Matinee @ 3pm 
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
TICKETS GO ON SALE
MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
The multi-millionaire Sheryl Johnson is trying to bounce back after a nasty divorce. She swore that she’d never date again until the smooth talking debonair Devin May comes along. Meanwhile, her employee and friend, Beverly, solicits Sheryl’s help in trying to mend the strained relationship between her and her mother, Pearl.   As if she isn’t dealing with enough, her estranged husband, Keenan has resurfaced. He wants his wife back, but Sheryl has since moved on and is in love with another man and Keenan isn’t having it either! This hilarious comedic drama is layered with male and female conflict!
Thursday is Membership Night special for $18.50. Upon availability, TBAAL Members can purchase tickets at special price until 5pm the day of the performance at TBAAL Box Office ONLY.  Any tickets purchased after 5pm will be at the regular listed price.  Other TBAAL membership discounts not applicable for this show.
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POETS n’ JAZZ #5
Featuring Zemil & Verb Kulture
Friday, 31 & Saturday, April 1 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
VERB KULTURE joins a TBAAL season favorite, ZEMIL in a shear night of spoken word with an evening of some of Dallas’ best jazz!


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