SEPTEMBER 2020

GALLERY EXHIBITION “Building from Scratch . . . Sustaining the Legacy of an Institution and Its People” Saturday, September 26, 2020 – Saturday, August, 28, 2021 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, Noon-4pm James E. Kemp Gallery Donations Accepted For fourteen consecutive seasons, this exhibit of rare photographs, film footage, oral histories, celebrity memorabilia, archival ephemera, institutional documents and its three Emmy Award winning statues, chronicles the cultural and artistic contributions made by African American artists and scholars who have and continue to support TBAAL’s evolution. A must see!

 

OCTOBER 2020

AN EVENING WITH DANA HARPER
Featuring Dana Harper
Friday, 2 & Saturday, 3 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10
Making her way from Dallas to NBC’s “The Voice,” DANA HARPER enthralls audiences with the power and presence of her contralto voice rendering a mixed genre of music from jazz to hip-hop and neo-soul.

 

“GUT BUCKET GOSPEL”
A Gospel Musical Revue
Conceived & Directed by Curtis King. Starring Beverly Crawford
Tuesday, 6 – Friday, 9 @ 8pm; Saturday, 10 & Sunday, 11 @ 3pm & 8pm
$30 Opening Night VIP Performance & Meet-and-Greet Reception
$20 Orchestra Level, $15 Mezzanine Level

Good old-fashioned and contemporary gospel music takes center stage in this gut-wrenching, roof-raising and fast paced non-stop gospel music revue! Spanning decades from Church stomping to Broadway hand clapping, 16 of DALLAS’ TOP VOCALISTS perform with gospel icon, BEVERLY CRAWFORD, in this new musical revue.

 

POETRY SMASH #1
Thursday, 15 @ 7:30 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
Poet after poet baits the audience into a world of words when they let their voices be heard in a night of powerful spoken word. Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY
Featuring Double D
Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Opening for the Royal Comedy Tour and BET’s Comic View, he’s called Double D for saying things twice, due to a stuttering speech impediment. Double D promises to give a ‘double-dose’ of laughter! He’s one of the most fun-loving young comedians on today’s circuit. Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE.

 

DANCE AT TBAAL
“ABRACADABRA”
Featuring Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project
Saturday, 17 @ 7:30pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$25
The TMJ DANCE COMPANY returns to TBAAL with its Season 44 concert and gala featuring all new choreographic works with music by John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, Erykah Badu, Aretha Franklin, Hillary Han and the O’Jays. TERRANCE M. JOHNSON, Company Founder and Executive Artistic Director.

 

POETS n’ JAZZ #1
Featuring Alex Frazier and Samaria Brown
Friday, 23 & Saturday, 24 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
Like a talking drum, spoken word poets ALEX FRAZIER and SAMARIA BROWN are sure to delight patrons when they draw from their poetry storehouse about the conditions of race, sex, religion and politics.

 

SUNDAY EVENING THEATRE STAGE READING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE CLASSICS

“PURLIE VICTORIOUS” Featuring the work of Ossie Davis. Sunday, 25 @ 5pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $ Pay What You Can

Rev. Purlie has come back to his shabby cabin to reacquire the local church and hopes to use an inheritance that’s due to his cousin, but unfortunately it is controlled by the plantation colonel. Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE. Produced by CURTIS KING.

 

PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES
DALLAS SINGS
Featuring Ashleigh Smith and Gary Edwards
Friday, 30 & Saturday, 31 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
Soulful duo GARY EDWARDS and ASHLEIGH SMITH, sashay into TBAAL’s spotlight performing an eclectic repertoire of music from smooth jazz, to neo-soul to pop!

 

NOVEMBER 2020

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY
Featuring Shanie D
Friday, 6 & Saturday, 7 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$15
TASHANIA WHITE, a.k.a. SHANIE D, the multi-talented comedian who sings, raps and tells the naked truth in her stand-up comedy routine, about her life as a single mother struggling to survive, leaves audiences on the edge of their seats screaming with laughter! Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE

 

ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST
“DEATH OF A FAIRYTALE”
Featuring D.L. Mars
Saturday 7 @ 10am
Room T-314
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast
Based on her true story, D.L. MARS examines the psychological, financial and physical impact that a traumatized relationship can have on a woman after divorce. With uncompromising honesty and moments of humor, Mars reminds us that all pain and suffering needs an expiration date.

 

POETRY SMASH #2
Thursday, 12 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ 10
Get an early weekend start and enjoy a night of spoken word when poets and poetry lovers meet! Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

GOSPEL AT THE MUSE

“Hallelujah!” Concert Featuring Jerwinn Land and Kevin Greene Friday, 13 & Saturday, 14 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

JERWINN LAND and KEVIN GREENE team up to share a night of praise, performing traditional and contemporary gospel music from the heart.

 

CD RELEASE AND LISTENING SERIES
Featuring New Music
Thursday, 19 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ Pay What You Can
RALI and JOHN AQUA use the new CD release platform to showcase their original music. They’re young with a musical gift that’s worth watching!

 

JAZZ AT THE MUSE

“MODERN JAZZ CAJON JAZZ ENSEMBLE” Featuring Len Barnett Friday, 20 & Saturday, 21 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10
Percussionist LEN BARNETT leads his MODERN JAZZ CAJON JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a unique style of percussion driven jazz with traditional rhythms and instruments, blending West African and Black American beats. You can’t sit in your seat with this group!

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA IN COLOR, BLACK & WHITE

Featuring Short Films by Young Millennial Filmmakers and Directors Adams Wilkinson, Kali Baker Johnson, Thomas Stewart, Elle Jae Stewart
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
Saturday, 21 @ 1 pm
$5 – Screening and Talk Back

A plethora of new filmmakers and directors are projecting new and diverse images through a “new pair of lenses.” The Wazi Group, an LA based company, partners with TBAAL to present several new filmmakers and some of their marvelous short films.

FILM SCREENINGS 1:00 – 1:45pm “SOIL” After being banished from his village, the son of a chief is asked to return as his dying father’s last wish. However, complications arise in his new home when people find out he is not just another poor man. 2011. Comedy. 43 Mins.

1:55 – 2:15pm “FIVE” A suburban family is rocked by the suicide of their young daughter who struggled for years with mental illness. 2014. Drama. 16:50 Mins.

2:25 – 3:00pm “JUNIOR” A mother struggles with a new normal after her teenage son is murdered by an off-duty police officer. 2016. Drama. 28 Mins.

3:10 – 3:25pm “SOLOMON OF THE ROSE” While home for Thanksgiving, a college student is visited by his mother, who possesses a garment that reveals his lineage to Jesus Christ. Raised as Eric by his uncle Judd, Solomon doesn’t know about his purpose until he receives a gift from his estranged mother, Daniella. 2017. Action. 13:27 Mins.

3:35 – 3:50pm“PUBIC RELATIONS” Chelsea, a celebrity publicist is tested when her relation to the public is threatened. Learning of her husband’s infidelities spins this professional fixer into a web of damage control when her vendetta turns violent. 2016. Thriller. 22 Mins.

4:00pm – TALK FROM FILMMAKERS ADAMS WILKINSON, KALI BAKER JOHNSON, THOMAS STEWART, ELLE JAE STEWART

 

DECEMBER 2020

POETS n’ JAZZ #2

Featuring CoCo Brown Friday, 4 & Saturday, 5 Dinner @ 7pm (T312-T313) Show @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $35 – Dinner and Performance only on Friday $15 – Performance Only

COCO BROWN is to spoken word what singer Barry White is to music! He’s back for two nights only to deliver an extraordinary and heart-rending performance with that sub-bass tone voice peppered with mellow jazzy music. Enjoy this early pre-Christmas dinner and performance!

 

ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST
“THE SUCCESS FACTOR”
Featuring Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Saturday 5 @ 10am
Room T-203
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast

Successful author, CHERYL POLOTE-WILLIAMSON has assembled a collection of stories from twelve authors who share their personal and professional paths and how they cultivated their own definitions of success

 

“UNSTOPPABLE” CONCERT AN EVENING WITH OSCAR WILLIAMS

Friday, 11 & Saturday, 12 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

From gospel music to symphonic orchestrations, the multi-faceted St. Louis born artist, OSCAR WILLIAMS, JR., steps into TBAAL’s spotlight, performing a diverse repertoire of his gospel hits to a variety of pop music.

 

POETRY SMASH #3

Thursday, 17 @ 7:30 pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre  $10

A word is forceful. A word is long-lasting. And when a word is spoken from the mouth of a poet, it is memorable! Don’t miss this smash! Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

PROMISING YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

28th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/KWANZAA CONCERT

Friday, 18 @ 10am Student Morning Performance $5 Saturday, 19 @ 8pm Public Performance Naomi Bruton Main Stage $10

This annual holiday music extravaganza features 200 young voices from KIMBALL, LIFE CHARTER, CONRAD, DUNBAR and LINCOLN high schools; with special guests CHARLES RICE Elementary, along with the incomparable TOWNVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BAND or what about the band we used from last year? Outstanding students perform a splendid night of hymns, spirituals, gospel and classical music. Coordinated by K CHRISTSHAN Howard.

 

JANUARY 2021

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY

Featuring Marcus Combs

Friday, 8 & Saturday, 9 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Called the “class clown” by his father and surviving a near fatal car crash, which hospitalized him for three months, MARCUS COMBS is no doubt one of the funniest comedians around! He’s played numerous American comedy clubs and shows and is now back in TBAAL’s spotlight. Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE.

 

ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST

“THE UNDERGROUND GOATS” Featuring Author Brenda Wall Saturday 9 @ 10am Room T-203. $15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast

DR. BRENDA WALL has crafted a dramatic story about two boys on an exciting journey that takes them back in time on the Underground Railroad. Should they try to return to their families or fight enslavement? The wrong answers could mean they would never know life as they once knew it.

 

JAZZ AT THE MUSE

AN EVENING WITH ANDREA WALLACE Featuring Andrea Wallace Friday, 15 & Saturday, 16 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre

$15 A master at intricately blending classical, jazz, gospel and R&B to create a stunning style that is uniquely ANDREA WALLACE. This show, simply put, promises to be one of the season’s best!

 

38th ANNUAL TWO-TIME EMMY WINNING BLACK MUSIC AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT CONCERT A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, 15 @ 10am Student Morning Performance $5

Sunday, 17 @ 7:30pm Public Performance Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Downtown Dallas Arts District 2501 Flora Street

$35, $25, $15 Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this three-time EMMY award-winning concert tribute dramatizes contemporary moments of the Black Lives Matter crusade and the memories of the 1960’s Civil Rights movement. an evening of narrations, testimonials, music and dance, features Grammy and Tony winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, actress TONEA STEWART, singing sensation from ‘The Four’ LEAH JENEA, Civil Rights Lawyer LEE MERRITT and TBAAL’s concert choir. Conceived and produced by CURTIS KING. Conducted by JOHN MARK TATUM, PAT KESSEE and CLARK JOSEPH. Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors.

 

SUNDAY EVENING THEATRE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT STAGE READING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE CLASSICS “From The Mississippi Delta” Featuring the work of Endesha Ida Mae Holland

Sunday, 24 @ 5 pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $ Pay What You Can

This painstaking theatrical play embodies the theme of a broken, oppressed young woman hitting rock bottom and reclaiming her life through triumph. Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE. Produced by Curtis King.

 

PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES

An Evening with Jada Arnell

Friday, 29 & Saturday, 30 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Jada Arnell’s enthusiasm for singing is inimitable as a budding artist. rooted in gospel, refreshing in Musical theatre, poised in Soul, fascinating in Neo-Soul and captivating in Pop are fused together in what promises to be an electrifying show!

 

FEBRUARY 2021

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY

Featuring Jay Deep

Friday, 5 & Saturday, 6 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Blending comedic timing with audience participation, JAY DEEP is a favorite comedian throughout the U.S. and abroad. Touring for the USO in Germany, Amsterdam and Tokyo and performing eight seasons of BET’s Comic View, seeing Jay Dee is more than a show, it’s an event! Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE

 

CD RELEASE AND LISTENING SERIES
Featuring New Music
Thursday, 11 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ Pay What You Can
A new program platform giving artists an opportunity to perform and showcase original and multi-genre cover tunes.

 

SOUL AT THE MUSE

“SWEETHEART” CONCERT

Featuring Rick James Friday, 12 & Saturday, 13 @ 9pm Dinner @ 7pm (T312 – T313) Show @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $35 – Dinner and Performance (Friday only) $15 – Performance Only

Enjoy a special dinner and valentine weekend with Dallas’ own, RICK JAMES, for a romantic evening of some of the best R&B, Soul and Pop music.

 

POETRY SMASH #4

Thursday, 18 @ 7:30pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Seething with words, the voice of poets flock to the mic for a Thursday night spoken word delicacy. Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

POETS n’ JAZZ #4

Featuring King Shakur and Nitababy

Friday, 19 & Saturday, 20 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Drawing from a rich African American culture and literary tradition, KING SHAKUR and NITABABY groove in word styling that’s akin to the great Gil Scott-Heron. With a refreshing hodge-podge of jazz, threaded with poetry, this spoken word set will be memorable!

 

SUNDAY EVENING THEATRE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT STAGE READING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE CLASSICS
‘WEDDING BAND”
Featuring the work of Alice Childress
Sunday, 21 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ Pay What You Can
It’s summer of 1918. There is a war in Europe and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie, an African-American seamstress, has kept company with Herman, a white man, for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must deal with the prejudices and wrath of ignorance in early 20th century America. Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE. Produced by CURTIS KING.

 

17TH ANNUAL WEEKEND FESTIVAL OF BLACK DANCE RHYTHM AND SOUL OF A PEOPLE

Student Morning Performance Friday, 26 @ 10am $5 Public Performance Friday 26 & Saturday, 27 @ 8pm Naomi Bruton Main Stage $10

BLACK DANCE MASTER CLASS Saturday, 27 @ 12Noon – 2pm Rooms T312, 313 & 314 $10

Master Class Returning by popular demand, ATLANTA DANCE CONNECTION with TERRANCE M. JOHNSON DANCE COMPANY share the dance spotlight with a stirring evening of contemporary and modern dance. Supported in part by CBS11/TXA 21.

 

MARCH 2021

PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES

Featuring Alexis Berry and Nychelle Winters Friday, 5 & Saturday, 6 @ 9pm

Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Patterned after the tradition of great women in jazz, ALEXIS BERRY and NYCHELL WINTERS are following in the footsteps of legendary jazz singers like Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington! Appreciating veteran women jazz singers and mixing it with their own modern-day music styles, creates an ideal night of fantastic music.

 

POETRY SMASH #5 Thursday, 11 @ 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 B. RANDALL.

 

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY Featuring Dante Carter Friday, 12 & Saturday, 13 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15 Delivering truth with sharp wit – DANTE CARTER, has a comedic talent that ranges from creating hilarious oddball characters to painting vivid story  lines. That’s why he was a regular on Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View. He’s a hoot!! Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA
IN COLOR, BLACK & WHITE
Featuring Filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
Saturday, 13 @ 12-Noon
$5 – Screening and Talk Back
Two young promising, up-and-coming Texas-based filmmakers, CHANNING GODFREY PEOPLES and CHYNA ROBINSON, meet for the first time to discuss images and the ups-and-downs in filmmaking as young, African American and women in film. Following the last film screening, both film artists talk candid, up front and personal about their work in the film industry.

 

FILM SCREENINGS
1:00-1:20pm “GREENWOOD: 13 HOURS”
A WWI vet and his teenage son risk everything to defend their home during the 1921 deadly onslaught of “Black Wall Street.” 2017. Historical Drama. 20 minutes. Chyna Robinson Filmmaker.

 

1:30-1:50pm “RED”
Red, an African-American woman in Texas, is known for her flaming red hair and fiery ways. Crushed by the sudden death of her beloved grandmother, Mother Mabel, a grieving Red returns home to find that her lover has left; stealing her heart and Mabel’s most treasured possession. As the funeral procession begins, Red must reclaim all that is rightfully hers. 2012. Drama. 21:14 mins. Channing Godfrey Peoples Filmmaker.

 

2:00-2:15pm “LOLA LISA”
When a beautiful, but troubled woman is terrorized by a ghost from her secret past, she is determined to silence it for good…even if it means someone has to die. This psychological thriller is for mature audience. 2020. Thriller. 15minutes, 16 seconds. Chyna Robinson Filmmaker.

2:30pm- Filmmakers Talk Back Channing Godfrey Peoples and Chyna Robinson

 

AN EVENING WITH GAYE ARBUCKLE Featuring Gaye Arbuckle Friday, 19 & Saturday, 20 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10 Dallas-based premiere gospel singer GAYE ARBUCKLE, delivers an evening of hand- clapping and foot-stomping music, spanning the gamut, performing traditional, contemporary and sacred songs.

 

ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST PART II 

“MILLENNIALS AND BABY BOOMERS: WHY A CULTURAL, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND RACIAL DIVIDE?” Featuring Voices from Millennials and Baby Boomers Professionals Saturday, 20 @ 10am Room T-203  $15 includes Dialogue and Breakfast

 

Regardless of one’s age, people care about different issues and often time Millennials’ opinions strikingly contrast to those of Baby Boomers and Baby Boomers’ views are vastly different from Millennials. Don’t miss this heated roundtable.

 

PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES “WORK OF ART” Featuring Rachael Webb and Raleigh Jones Friday, 26 & Saturday, 27 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

 

Ranging from easy listening to deep melodic soulful sounds, the young vocalist RACHEL WEBB and pianist RALI are the perfect twosome to create an impeccable night of music! They are destined to rise and be in the ranks of the top musical greats. These young artists are a must see!

 

APRIL 2021

POETRY SMASH #6 Thursday, 8 @ 7:30pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $ 10 Blossom and bloom with a new crop of poets on stage sharing their poetic thoughts in a night of spoken words. Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

COFFEE, COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION

An Evening with Darrin Henson, Obba Babatunde, Christian Keys Saturday, 10 @ 8pm Naomi Bruton Main Stage

$15 Orchestra Level

$10 Mezzanine Level

$50 VIP Backstage Meet-and-Greet and Reserved Seating Meet-and-Greet,

6:30-7:30pm Three of America’s most respected theatre, television and film artists DARRIN HENSON, OBBA BABATUNDE and CHRISTIAN KEYS share candid, memorable and intimate moments about the ups and downs of their careers as actors and African American men in the entertainment industry.

 

10th ANNUAL BUDDING ROSE CONCERT

PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS SERIES Student Morning Performance Friday, 16 @ 10am Public Performance Saturday, 17 @ 7pm Naomi Bruton Main Stage $10

300 budding singers from Dallas Independent School District’s BILLY EARL DADE, ANN RICHARDS, BARACK OBAMA, PEIDMONT G.L.O.B.A.L. ACADEMY, O.W. HOLMES and IRMA L. RANGEL YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY; Middle schools, CHARLES RICE and DUNBAR; and elementary schools, LIFE SCHOOL OAK CLIFF, INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF TEXAS: LANCASTER AND GRAND PRAIRIE unite their voices to make music magical, performing classical, pop, Broadway, spirituals and gospel in this spring concert. Special Lobby music by the Rangel Hand Bell Choir. Coordinated by Stevon Harris.

 

DANIEL ON KEYS Featuring Daniel Jones Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Piano virtuoso, DANIEL JONES takes the stage to make music magical as he charms the audience in a non-stop, night of pop, neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop concert.

 

POETS n’ JAZZ #5 Featuring Emotion Brown and Geno

Friday, 23 & Saturday, 24 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Be prepared to go on a spoken word roller-coaster ride when EMOTION BROWN and GENO link together a poetic treasure of words, mixed with background jazz, like a fast running locomotive train!

 

SUNDAY EVENING THEATRE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT STAGE READING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE CLASSICS

“CHECKMATE” Featuring the work of Ron Milner Sunday, 25 @ 5 pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre

$ Pay What You Can

Two African-American couples, one older and more traditional, the other younger and upwardly mobile, share a two-family home in Detroit in this hilarious comedy. Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE. Produced by CURTIS KING.

 

MAY 2021

DINNER AND SOUL AT THE MUSE “MUSIC FOR MOTHERS” CONCERT Featuring Chadney Christle Friday, 7 & Saturday, 8 @ 9pm Dinner @ 7pm (T312-T313)

Show @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $35 – Dinner and Performance, Friday only

$15 – Performance Only Clarence Muse Café Theatre.

Sons and daughters, treat your mother to a scrumptious dinner and performance for an early Mother’s Day getaway! The evening’s entertainment by CHADNEY CHRISTIE, atmosphere and venue are the perfect setting to enjoy an intimate time with the heart and pulse beat of your life, your mother!

 

POETRY SMASH #7 Thursday, 13 @ 7:30 pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $ 10

Poets go back-and-forth exchanging the mic for a night of spoken word! Coordinated by B. RANDALL.

 

AN EVENING WITH THE EDMUN SINGERS Featuring Charmissa Edmun-Haynes, Sophia Sewell, Frances Edmun-Payne, Charlie Edmun, Caroline Edmun, John Edmun Friday, 21 & Saturday, 22 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

 

Six family members from THE EDMUN SINGERS unite for a glorious night of music. From acapella to down-home traditional and contemporary music, this is a family show you’ll enjoy from these amazing singers!

 

JAZZ WEEKEND IN DALLAS “SIX BROTHERS ON SAX” CONCERT Featuring Keith Anderson, Mark Allen Felton, Jason Davis, Joseph Vincelli, Tom Braxton, Art Sherrod, Jr.

Saluting the United States American Veterans Saturday, 29 @ 8pm Naomi Bruton Main Stage $40 – Performance and Meet-and-Greet $20 – Orchestra Level $15 – Mezzanine Level $10 – American Veterans Special Discount (Must present Military ID upon purchase of discount ticket at either level)

 

Spend a relaxed Memorial Day Weekend with Six Brothers . . . . KEITH ANDERSON, MARK ALLEN FELTON, JASON DAVIS, JOSEPH VINCELLI, TOM BRAXTON and ART SHERROD, JR. . . . On Sax saluting America’s veterans. If you want to rock and groove with six top jazz saxophonists, this is it! Stand up, salute and bring a veteran to rock with you.

 

JUNE 2021

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY Featuring Malik S Friday, 4 & Saturday, 5 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

With a unique brand of comedy, MALIK S brings joy and laughter to the hearts of audiences throughout America. Raw and real, his material is based on everyday life with lots of humor! He’s been seen on BET’s Comic View and P. Diddy Presents Bad Boyz of Comedy. Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE

 

36th ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH ARTS INSTITUTE

CLASSES: Monday, 7 – Saturday, 26 @ 9am to 5pm

Rooms T203, 312, 313, 314, Muse Café Theatre, Bruton Main Stage

PERFORMANCES: Friday, 25 @ 8pm & Saturday, 26 @ 1pm & 4pm Institute Registration Fee: $150 Performance: $5 More than 400 youth, ages 10-18, take crash courses in Music, Dance, Theatre, Costume Design, Make-Up, Lighting, Stage Management, Photography and Film/Video. The institute will culminate with a full-scale production, “BEYONCE: THE MUSICAL,” performed by institute students, based on the iconic artist’s life and some of her most popular and revered music.

 

POETS n’ JAZZ #6 Featuring Zemill Friday, 11 & Saturday, 12 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15 One of Dallas’ most adored spoken word artists, there is no discussion without mentioning ZEMILL! Mixing his poetry, music and a sip of a cocktail is a perfect recipe to be entertained.

 

JAZZ AT THE MUSE

JUNETEENTH JAZZ JAM Starring Martha Burks Friday, 18 & Saturday, 19 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

For the seventeenth consecutive season, MARTHA BURKS is back performing jazz, down home blues, R&B, Pop and Soul! She’ll rock ‘da house as usual!

 

JULY-AUGUST 2021

POETRY SMASH #8

JULY: Thursday, 8 @ 7:30pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $10

Poets consecutively give-and-take in the mic with a poetic pulse to culminate season 44! Coordinated by B. Randall.

 

DOWNTOWN DALLAS COMEDY Featuring Big Sean Larkins Friday, 9 & Saturday, 10 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Using versatility and wit to entertain, BIG SEAN LARKINS is a master improvisational comedian. Focusing on action, skits, impersonation and developing a plethora of characters, including his famous ‘Roach Man,’ he’s simply a comedian that you’ll never forget once you see his comedy set! Hosted by Comedian SISTER CANTALOUPE.

 

TBAAL SUMMER 44th BIRTHDAY PARTY “JAZZ BASH” CONCERT Featuring Biola and Harmony Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 @ 9pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $15

Come dance and toast at TBAAL’s 44th birthday party with the incomparable BIOLA AND HARMONY soulful band! They’ll serenade party-goers with special requests and entertain them with some of the band’s favorite cover-tunes.

 

GALLERY EXHIBITION FINAL SHOWING!

“Building from Scratch . . . Sustaining the Legacy of an Institution and Its People” July 1 through August 28, 2021 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, Noon-4pm James E. Kemp Gallery Donations Accepted.

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

FOURTH ANNUAL RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL! 

Erykah Badu, Festival Honorary Chair, Sep 3 – Sep 5, 2021