Category: theatrical plays

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of Charm City Kings

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of Charm City Kings
Park City, Utah, January 27, 2020 – The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day of stacked programming on Sunday, January 26, during The Sundance Film Festival 2020. During A Blackhouse Conversation with the Filmmakers and cast of Charm City Kings – cast members including Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Caleeb Pinkett, and William Catlett – discussed their experiences... Read more »

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses The Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO Hosts An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses The Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO Hosts An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure
Park City, Utah – January 24, 2020:  The Sundance Film Festival 2020 kicked off its eleven day celebration showcasing artists in film, theater and media.  The festival was founded in 1981 by Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist Robert Redford.  This year’s event feature panel conversations,  movie premieres and exhibitions that began Thursday, January  23rd... Read more »

Nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced with Live Broadcast on BET Feb. 22nd

Nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced with Live Broadcast on BET Feb. 22nd
The nominees and categories for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday January 9, and the voting portal is now open.  The announcement of the nominees precludes the two-hour live awards ceremony, broadcasting on BET from Pasadena California on February 22nd at 8 pm ET/PT. Robin Harrison, Acting Director of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau... Read more »
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Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ selected by NFL-Pepsi to honor NFL's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ selected by NFL-Pepsi to honor NFL's 100th Anniversary
The football season is here and Chicago fans have much to cheer about.  Besides the city being selected to host the first football game of the season in honor of the NFL’s 100th anniversary, there’s a television commercial campaign being aired that’s also giving Chicago global recognition. In a concerted effort to honor the National... Read more »

Music Pioneer Berry Gordy is celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event

Music Pioneer Berry Gordy is celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event
The stars came out to pay homage to Motown Founder Berry Gordy this past weekend for a celebratory event commemorating the 60th anniversary of Motown Record Corporation. The three-day event started on Saturday September 21 and showcased an entertainment lineup full of music, celebrities and dignitaries that converged on Detroit for a celebration benefiting the... Read more »

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 million donation to the Motown Museum expansion will help boost Detroit's Economy

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 million donation to the Motown Museum expansion will help boost Detroit's Economy
The Motown Museum expansion campaign in Detroit has another reason to celebrate. Museum officials announced today that Motown music pioneer Berry Gordy will donate $4 million to the project.  Gordy’s latest contribution adds to other donations as well, from institutions and organizations across the country including Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater's You Can't Fake the Funk is about the music. And the music will make you dance!

Black Ensemble Theater's You Can't Fake the Funk is about the music. And the music will make you dance!
Jackie Taylor’s Black Ensemble Theater is debuting a new play You Can’t Fake The Funk, A Journey Through Funk Music.  Directed by BET’s Daryl Brooks, the musical commemorates the soulful and danceable ‘funk-style’ music, a genre made popular by artists like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Sly Stone. Funk music or ‘P-Funk’ (Parliament Funk) is... Read more »

Pride & Joy: Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago

Pride & Joy: Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago
CHICAGO:  Tickets are going fast for Chicago’s hottest musical play, Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical, coming to the Chicago Theater June 19th through June 23rd.    Pride & Joy is a show-stopping performance that tells the story of Grammy Award winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye and his passionate relationship with his first wife Anna Gordy... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play
CHICAGO:  Grammy Award winning singers and music icons Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson are celebrated in Black Ensemble Theater’s latest musical play, Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson.   In Kylah Frye’s directorial debut at BET, Style and Grace tells the story of two African American women whose extraordinary lives as... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater’s Jackie Taylor Honored During Black History Month. Announces 'A Tribute To Chuck Berry' Play

Black Ensemble Theater’s Jackie Taylor Honored During Black History Month. Announces 'A Tribute To Chuck Berry' Play
Jackie Taylor, director and founder of the Chicago based Black Ensemble Theater, was honored by ABC-7 Chicago during the station’s celebration of Black History Month.   Morning news anchor Terrell Brown presented Jackie in a television feature segment to discuss the legacy she established since the theater’s opening in 1976. Jackie told Terrell, that since her... Read more »