Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation

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Nate Parker snatched the title "The Birth of a Nation" right out of D. W. Griffith's mouth. The Birth of a Nation has a new life. I'm definitely feeling this one. Can't wait to see it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

To Be Greeted by a Turtle

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Look what greeted me as I stepped outside my front door this morning.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Anne Frank's Words

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I can't believe I've never read The Diary of Anne Frank, but I've just finished the play version. Of course, I'm speechless, that such a diary of a teenage girl who was eventually killed by the Nazis exists. She was such a fighter.

One of the last words of the play is certainly worth remembering: "In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.

If We Stand Tall

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"If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors."          
                                                 -- Yoruba Proverb

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Portrait of a Singer

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Here's Gigi's portrait of her talented and beautiful Voice teacher, Angela Renee Simpson

by Giovanni

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cornel West Speaks about Race, Social Justice, and Art

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Here, Master teacher and speaker Cornel West lectures at the University of Hartford on February 10, 2016. He speaks on social justice issues, race relations, and the importance that artists play in giving insight and creating change.

"Indifference to evil is more evil than evil itself."
-- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Nobody loves me but my mama, and she might be jivin' too."
-- B.B. King

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Doing What's Needed

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"May you have the courage and discipline today to do what is needed instead of simply what is convenient." --Thema Davis