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February 2016
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
“THE EVE OF JACKIE”
Starring Chester Gregory
Friday, 5 & Saturday, 6 @ 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$19.50


The Broadway sensational actor, CHESTER GREGORY, flatters his audience from the moment he hits the stage, opens his mouth, sings and performs an eerie incarnation of soul singer Jackie Wilson. The show takes place on the night before as Wilson gives his last complete performance. There are some dark moments in the show, but there’s plenty of hot music, including some of the Wilson’s biggest hits! HOSTED BY BOARD MEMBER GWENDOLYN HUNT.

 

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ROUNDTABLE WRITER’S BREAKFAST
“BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – Straight Talk about The Use of the N-Word”
Moderated by Reverend Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III
Saturday 6 @ 10am
Room T-203
$15-includes Dialogue and Breakfast


‘When’ or ‘if’ the “N-Word” should be used? In rap music? In conversation of mixed company? In movies like “Django Unchained” or “Roots”? In literature like Huckleberry Finn or Jubilee? In the workplace? Among African-Americans only? Behind Closed Doors among Whites only? Let’s talk at breakfast and see if your thoughts and ideas are influenced or changed on both sides of the breakfast table. DR. FREDERICK D. HAYNES got a word for you! Everyone is welcome to come, sit, share and be respectful! HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD CHAIR BARBARA STEELE.

 

 

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POETRY SMASH #3
Thursday, 11 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$10


It’s a rare night where stimulating poets assemble at the mic and the audience applauds and cheers their poetic words. Coordinated by Brenda Randall.


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SOUL AT THE MUSE
“TROUBLE MAN” Concert
Featuring Chico DeBarge
Friday, 19 & Saturday, 20 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$20


American R&B singer, CHICO DeBARGE takes the stage at the Muse giving Dallas audiences just what they want, a blistering show of R&B and soul music. Called the ladies ‘heart-throb,’ he’ll throw in a little spoken word making the evening cozy and intimate for what Marvin Gaye called a “Trouble Man.” HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD MEMBER ALBERTUS LEWIS,JR.

 

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THE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT
“Freedom Rider”
A new play by Drama Desk Award Winner j.e. Franklin
Sunday, 21 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can


A college student travels south during the early 1960s to do her part in making Dr. King’s dream of freedom for everyone a reality. Full of drama, tragedy, humor and some music j.e. FRANKLIN’s play takes you to a place of anger, then she politely doubles back making you wonder “what’s next?”
Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director ED SMITH.

 

 

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12TH ANNUAL WEEKEND FESTIVAL OF BLACK DANCE - Rhythm and Soul of a People
Friday, 26 @ 10am
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
Student Morning Performance
$5
Friday 26 & Saturday, 27 @ 8pm
Public Performance
$10


BLACK DANCE MASTER CLASS
Saturday, 27 @ 11am – 2pm
Rooms T312, 313 & 314
$10-Master Class


For five seasons, Jamaica’s STELLA MARIS DANCE COMPANY return to Dallas and shares the dance spotlight with the popular first time Dallas appearance of ATLANTA DANCE CONNECTION in an evening of unbelievable contemporary and modern dance. By popular demand, Stella Maris performs the special commissioned Spoken Word piece, “My Language” written by Curtis King. Supported in part by CBS11/TXA 21. Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors and Dallas West Indies United.


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