Articles in the The Arts Unplugged Category

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Museum Of African-American History and Culture To Try Out Weekdays Without Timed Passes!
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Posted in Aside Bottom 2, The Arts Unplugged on 11 January 2019
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YourBlackWorld.net By Ryan Velez Posted January 11th 2019   The National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a destination that just about every black person should try to visit, with a combination of exhibits that illustrate the struggles that our people have had in this country as well as our cultural contributions to [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Karamu House Receives $1.5 Million From Gund Foundation
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Posted in MXO Business Report, The Arts Unplugged on 4 January 2019
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Ideastream.org By David C. Barnette Posted January 4th 2019   TONY SILAS PRESIDENT AND CEO KARAMU HOUSE After several years of economic woes, Cleveland’s historic Karamu House got some good news this week. The century-old theater and cultural center landed a $1.5 million gift from the George Gund Foundation. Karamu CEO Tony Sias was shocked when he [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: The Start of The National Museum of African American Music!
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 28 December 2018
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YourBlackWorld.net By Ryan Velez Posted December 28th 2018   A few years ago, we saw the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, after years of anticipation. WMOT reports on another potential cultural hub for black people that have been in plans since 2002 in Nashville. The current plan is to [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged”: The Akron Museum Of Art- Africobra Artist Jeff Donaldson Dig Exhibit!
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Posted in Education, The Arts Unplugged on 20 December 2018
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The Akron Museum Of Art Posted December 20th 2018 (PHOTO: JEFF DONALDSON-VICTORY IN THE VALLEY OF ESHU)   Jeff Donaldson: Dig Exhibit Now through January 20th 2019 Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries Akron Museum of Art “Here, in Akron, we have a chance to plug into the visual art of a special generation of people [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Black Nativity A Karamu Classic For The Holidays!
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Posted in Education, The Arts Unplugged on 13 December 2018
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Karamu House Posted December 13th 2018   BLACK NATIVITY RUN OF SHOW: NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 30TH JELLIFFE THEATERE A Karamu Classic. Langston Hughes’ famed retelling of The Nativity Story, performed in a gospel style, and including popular Christmas carols. Langston Hughes’, Black Nativity, returns to Karamu as a reimagined holiday classic. Soul-stirring song, music, dance, [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Cleveland Play House Production of A Christmas Story Returns for 11th Year
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 5 December 2018
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Cleveland Play House Posted December 5th 2018   PHOTO CREDIT ROGER MASTROIANNI: (L-R) AUGUST SUMLIN (HELEN),  MATEO A. LLANOS CHURBY (SWARTZ), JAKE SPENCER (RALPHIE), TOMMY BILCZO (FLICK-UNDERSTUDY RALPHIE). Everyone’s favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 11th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2018 holiday season. A Christmas Story will once [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Michelle Obama’s Becoming Poised To Be Biggest Book Of 2018!
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 26 November 2018
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TheRoots.com By Anne Branigin Posted November 26th 2018   OPRAH WINFREY AND MICHELLE OBAMA ‘BECOMING’ BOOK TOUR KICK OFF Michelle Obama’s new memoir—’Becoming’ has already topped a couple best-seller lists, thanks to a massive amount of preorders. It’s sitting pretty atop Amazon’s best-seller list reports CNN. And according to the Washington Post, Barnes & Noble [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95!
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Posted in R.I.P., The Arts Unplugged on 18 November 2018
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NPR.org By Beth Accomando Posted November 18th 2018   American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died last Monday at the age of 95. Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man — superheroes we could identify with, characters that [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: ‘Day Of Absence’ A Classic Comedy Reimagined At Karamu House!
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 9 November 2018
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Karamu House Posted November 9th 2018   L-R JAILYN SHERRELL HARRIS (JACKSON, MAYOR’S ASSISTANT) AND ROBERT HUNTER (THE MAYOR) A DAY OF ABSENCE Now through– November 18, 2018 Arena Theatre Karamu House stages one-act satire by Douglas Turner Ward that explores a society without Black people. Karamu House, the oldest multicultural performing arts center in [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Pioneering ‘For Colored Girls…” Playwright And Poet, Ntozake Shange, Dies At 70!
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Posted in R.I.P., The Arts Unplugged on 2 November 2018
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TheGrio.com Posted November 2nd 2018   NTOZAKE SHANGE Playwright, poet, novelist, and pioneer are just a few of the monikers attached to he name Ntozake Shange, who is best known for her poem turned play turned film, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.” The 70-year old died Saturday morning in her [...]