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Jul 29 2009

National Black Arts Festival!

by Jnai W

With just a smidgeon of summer remaining, there is still plenty of fun to be had.  One event on the horizon is the 20th Annual National Black Arts Festival that begins today, July 29 through August 2. Among the notable performers, speakers and guests on the roster are actor/filmmaker/producer Robert Townsend (check out his independent film classic Hollywood Shuffle),author Nelson George and a tribute to one of my favorite singers Nina Simone by great vocalists such as Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright. This promises to be a truly special event in celebration of African cultural heritage in through film, theatre, dance, literature, music and art. Check out the festival’s website for more information . Don’t you wanna go?

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Raylynn H. July 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM

I like Nina Simone, too. The Library has her book “I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone” with Stephen Cleary, which is an interesting read. Haven’t had the chance to hear her daughter sing (Lisa Simone Kelly), but I’m curious.

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