Articles in the The Arts Unplugged Category

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: ‘Day Of Absence’ A Classic Comedy Reimagined At Karamu House!
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Posted in Aside Bottom 2, 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 Aside Bottom 2, 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 [...]

Black Panther’s Shuri is Getting Her Own Marvel Series!
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Posted in Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News, The Arts Unplugged on 31 October 2018
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NaturallyMoi.com By Kathrina Tiangco Posted October 31st 2018   Nnedi Okorafor, a Nigerian-American author, announced that she is writing a new comic series centering on Black Panther’s sister Shuri, as she steps out of her lab to take on the responsibilities of her brother. Her fans are celebrating the news. Black children especially young girls [...]

MXO ‘Up Close And Personal’: Robert Barry Fleming And Brooks Brantly Co-Stars Of Sweat At Cleveland Play House!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, The Arts Unplugged on 30 October 2018
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mxoentertainment.com By Ms. Osupa Nia Posted October 30th 2018 (PHOTO CREDIT ROGER MASTRIOANIA: BROOKS BRANTLY (CHRIS) IN ‘SWEAT’   PHOTO CREDIT: ROGER MASTROIANNI-BROOKS BRANTLEY (CHRIS) AND ROBERT BARRY FLEMING (EVAN) ROBERT BARRY FLEMING AND BROOKS BRANTLY CO-STARS OF ‘SWEAT’ AT CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE INTERVIEW! MXO:     Good Morning. ROBERT & BROOKS:  Good Morning! MXO:    Robert [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: DanceCleveland Welcomes Ballet Hispanico To The Land At Playhouse Square!
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Posted in Special Events, The Arts Unplugged on 25 October 2018
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Dance Cleveland Posted October 25th 2018   Combine passion, dazzling elegance, and an infectious energy together and you get the remarkable Ballet Hispanico! Performing at Playhouse Square for both an evening and matinee, Ballet Hispanico will feature sizzling music and a mixed repertoire program filled with some of the most highly acclaimed Latin choreographers today. [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: ‘Sweat’ Offers Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play House!
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 16 October 2018
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Cleveland Play House Posted October 16th 2018   Cleveland Play House (CPH) brings to life Lynn Nottage’s complex story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rust Belt drama Sweat. Set in Reading, PA, this relevant story offers audience members suspense through its intricate portrayal of characters battling to survive in a city crippled by economic stagnation. CPH [...]

Congolese Doctor, Yazidi Activist, Champions In Fight Against Rape In War, Win Nobel Peace Prize!
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Posted in Breaking News, Featured Article, Health & Fitness, The Arts Unplugged on 9 October 2018
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Yahoo.com By Crispin Kyalangalilwa, Ted Siefer and Nerijus Adomaitis, Reuters Posted October 9th 2018 (PHOTO: CONGOLESE DR. DENIS MUKWEGE) IRAQI YAZIDI HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST NADIA MURAD Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ Now Playing At Karamu House!
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Posted in The Arts Unplugged on 3 October 2018
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Karamu House Posted October 3rd 2018   FENCES written by AUGUST WILSON director TONY F. SIAS August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece opens the 2018-2019 season!  A gripping family drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. As a black [...]

Will Smith Has A New Mural In West Philadelphia
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Posted in Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News, The Arts Unplugged on 26 September 2018
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NaturallyMoi.com By Susan Johnes Posted September 26th 2018   Internationally recognized movie star, Will Smith, has got a mural dedication is West Philly inspired by Obama’s Presidential portrait. With this new portraits, kids can now look up to him as there role model given the fact that he owes a lot to his hometown. Will [...]

MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: Arthur Mitchell, Pioneering Black Ballet Dancer, Dies At 84!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P., The Arts Unplugged on 25 September 2018
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Associated Press By Deepti Hajela Posted September 25th 2018   ARTHUR MILLER FOUNDER DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of [...]