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February 2017
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
“LOUIS-AND-ELLA” BY TRENT ARMAND KENDALL
Starring Trent Armand Kendall and Natasha Yvette Williams
Friday, 3 @ 8:15pm & Saturday, 4 @ 3pm & 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$17.50
Writer and Broadway actors TRENT ARMAND KENDALL and NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS co-star in this acclaimed sizzling musical of laughter and redemption celebrating the music, life and legacies of two great Americans, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Hosted by Board Member Barbara Steele.
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POETRY SMASH #4
Thursday, 9 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ 10
Busting loose with words, poets gather around the mic for a Thursday night spoken word treat. Coordinated by Brenda Randall.
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POETS n’ JAZZ #4
FOUR BROTHERS
A Poetic Tribute to Etheridge Knight, Sterling Brown, Dudley Randall, Tupac Shakur
Featuring A.N.T., GF Soldier, Obie West, Wayne Henry
Friday, 10 & Saturday, 11 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10
A reprise of four brother poets from some of the season’s best, A.N.T., GF SOLDIER, OBIE WEST, WAYNE HENRY are back in the spoken word spotlight! Rippin’-and-rappin’ like the poets from the Harlem Renaissance and the 1960s Cultural Revolution, they’ll honor four distinguished poets layered with an evening of smooth jazz.
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ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST
HEALING DIFFERENCES – PART II
Featuring Youth Voices
Saturday 11 @ 10am
Room T-203
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast
Fifty diverse teens, ranging from ages thirteen to eighteen, sat at last season’s roundtable for sixty days to voice their views and opinions about race, sexuality, religion and democracy. Brilliant, heated and varied in their discourse of ideas, their resolve was to continue the discussion for season 40 and widen the table! It’s a must witness to hear these young minds!   Supported by Bert Headden and Cindy Thomas. Hosted by Board Member Shari Lamb.
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13TH ANNUAL WEEKEND FESTIVAL OF BLACK DANCE
Rhythm and Soul of a People
Student Morning Performance
Friday, 17 @ 10am
$5
Public Performance
Friday 17 & Saturday, 18 @ 8pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$10
BLACK DANCE MASTER CLASS
Saturday, 18 @ 11am – 2pm
Rooms T312, 313 & 314
$10-Master Class
For five seasons, Jamaica’s STELLA MARIS DANCE COMPANY returns to Dallas and shares the dance floor with the back-by-popular demand ATLANTA DANCE CONNECTION in an electrifying evening of African, contemporary and modern dance. Supported in part by CBS11/TXA 21.  Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors and Dallas West Indies United.
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COMEDY NIGHT AT THE MUSE
Featuring Shang
Friday, 24 & Saturday, 25 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$15
SHANG is one of the brightest funnymen in the business. His political and explosive humor has been showcased on HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival Special “Best of the Fest,” Politically Incorrect, NBC’s Comedy Showcase, MTV’s Choose or Lose, Lampoon’s New Faces and Comedy Central’s Jamie Foxx presents “Laffapalooza.” He’s one of the funniest men on the planet and he’s at the Muse!
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THE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT
“The Bloodless Jungle”
Featuring the work of Peter Lawson Jones
Sunday, 26 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can
A rising star in the political world, State Senator Ethan St. John is being courted by the President and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to challenge long-term incumbent for US House of Representative. Ethan agrees to undertake the run but must vest control of the campaign in the hands of well-known politician H. Henderson Hill. Things get shaky when Ethan’s best friend, J.J. Stiles, is arrested on suspicion of having committed multiple rapes. Faced with a daunting choice, does Ethan abandon J.J. and focus on winning the election, or does he jeopardize the campaign by supporting his friend who he thinks is innocent. Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE.


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


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