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February 2015

dress performance theatre series
'who killed jigaboo jones?'

Starring Jeff Campbell
Friday, 6 & Saturday, 7 @ 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $16.50

Emmy award winner Donnie L. Betts directs actor and writer JEFF CAMPBELL in the one man satirical Mocumentary about the “Hip-Hop Industrial Complex” and why we continue to choose dollars over dignity in a ‘post racial society.” So the mystery question is, “Who killed Jigaboo Jones?” Hosted by the North Suburban Dallas Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.




the playwright's spotlight
"malcolm, martin, medgar"

A new play by
A. Peter Bailey
Sunday, 8 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can

This dramatic play focuses on three men in the hereafter and their reactions to events and individuals that happened since their assassinations. They also question each other as to whether they paid sufficient attention to security and whether they had the right, even for a righteous cause, to leave 13 babies fatherless. Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE.


poetry smash #3
Thursday, 12 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $ 10

A rare night of refreshing poets assemble as the audience gathers around the stage to ‘Amen’ the word from a new generation of lyrical voices in a night of open mic. Coordinated by Brenda Randall.


11th annual weekend festival of black dance
rhythm and soul of a people

Friday, 20 @ 10am
Student Morning Performance | $5
Friday 20 & Saturday, 21 @ 8pm
Public Performance | $10
Naomi Bruton Main Stage

Saturday, 21 @ 11am – 2pm
Rooms T312, 313 & 314
$10-Master Class

From the movements of Jamaica and West Africa, for four seasons, Jamaica’s STELLA MARIS DANCE COMPANY shares the stage with Dallas’ MANDIKA WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE in an evening of some of the best African, contemporary and modern dance.  Stella Maris performs a special commissioned Spoken Word piece, “My Language” written by Curtis King in remembrance of Malcolm X tragic assassination 50 years ago, February 21, 1965.  It’s Black Dance at its best! Supported in part by CBS11/TXA 21. Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors.


comedy night at the muse
featuring honest john
Friday, 27 & Saturday, 28 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $15

Running around LA telling jokes at night and working as a nurse during the day eventually landed HONEST JOHN on BET’s Comic view, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo. “When people would come up to me on the street and ask where I was going to perform next, that’s when I quit my job as a nurse and started doing comedy full-time!” This man is a triple ‘hoot’!


rounDtable writer's breakfast
"PAVERS OF THE WAY The Panorama of Black Progress"
Featuring Former Texas State Representative
Reby Cary
Saturday 28 @ 10am
Room T-203
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast

The 93 year old former State Representative REBY CARY--first African American elected at-large on Fort Worth School Board, World War II U.S. Coast Guard--has a sea of dramatic and chilling history to impart about the saga of a people in their pursuit of justice, equal opportunity and prosperity. The author gives first hand accounts of his life and experiences as one of the ‘way pavers.’


Get Your Copy of "MEDICINE" for the Soul! Featuring Ruben Studdard, Ann Nesby and Jasmine Guy.

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