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November 2013


Featuring Jared Shears
and KeAndre Keeling
Friday, 1 & Saturday, 2
@ 8pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre

Two of Dallas’ most revered young artists, JARED SHEARS and KeANDRE KEELING, make melodies and harmonies in the spotlight when they take the stage. Making their solo performance debut at the Muse, they sing everything from hip-hop to pop hit ballads along with some traditional and contemporary music.


24-Hour Film Feast

Saturday, 9 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre  |  $5 - Screening and Talk

Spend the day with family at TBAAL to see three great American film classics starring the late iconic actors Ethel Waters, Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Godfrey Cambridge! From gripping drama to hilarious comedy, these actors performances are at their best and they keep audiences on the edge of their seats in these rarely seen films.


12 Noon - 2pm  “PINKY”
Pinky, a young nurse (Jeanne Crain), who returns to her small southern hometown, has a trip that is bittersweet. Educated in the North, Pinky is engaged to a doctor who doesn’t know that she is part black. Her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is a proud black woman who is less than happy to learn that Pinky’s fiancé is white. Pinky’s friendship with a southern aristocrat, Miss Em (Ether Barrymore), is cause for more scandal-and a lawsuit-when she dies and leaves her house to Pinky. Shunned by both blacks and whites, Pinky’s choices make her the unfortunate target of bigotry in this compelling classic.  102 Minutes. 1949.

2:00-3:45pm  “ANNA LUCASTA”
When wild child Anna Lucasta (Eartha Kitt) is thrown out of the house by her self-righteous father, she falls into a life of prostitution and into the arms of street-wise sailor Danny Johnson (Sammy Davis, Jr.). But after Anna shocks them all by finally finding true love with a well-heeled young suitor, her unforgiving father sets a vengeful plan in motion to remind his daughter of her sordid past and destroy her future forever. Based on the hit acclaimed Broadway play, this classic film is a “searing, illuminating and provocative” tale of love and greed.  97 Minutes. 1957.

3:45-5:45pm  “WATERMELON MAN”
Jeff Gerber (Godfrey Cambridge) seems to have it all: a successful career, a nice suburban home, a progressive-thinking wife (Academy Award winner Estelle Parson) and two cute children. But he’s also a loud-mouthed racist who wakes up one morning to discover he’s turned into a black man. The doctors have no explanation and no cure for his sudden change. Suddenly, Gerber is a white bigot in black skin who has to deal with a shocked family, intolerant neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seat on the bus.  128 Minutes. 1999.

6:00pm - Film Talk - “Why Screen THESE films?”


Poets N Jazz #2

Featuring Four Women
Deep Kho Kho, Lyn Lyric, Ashley Wilkerson and Sharon Smith-Knight
Friday, 8 & Saturday, 9 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre  |  $10

Four of Dallas’ hottest female poets Deep Kho Kho, Lyn Lyric, Ashley Wilkerson and Sharon Smith-Knight go toe-to-toe ripping word after word leaving the audience in poetic ecstasy! It’s a night of music and spoken word you don’t want to resist.


ThePlaywright’s spotlight
“The Forgotten Men Who Invented Texas”

Featuring the Work of Joe Allen Rice
Sunday, 10 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can

The moving story of an editor and printer of the Telegraph and Texas Register, two White and African American men, share thoughts and wishes for Texas during the years of the Republic: 1837-1845. These two beloved and forgotten best friends live on borrowed time as the Civil War draws nearer. They were erased from Texas history by Southern sympathizers who erected monuments of heroes of the Confederacy. We should know them.. and this gripping story tells why!

Staged reading coordinated by actor/director Akin Babatunde
Produced by Curtis King


Jazz at the Muse

Starring rhonda ross
Friday, 15 & Saturday, 16 @ 9pm | Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $20

A night of sheer musical magic, RHONDA ROSS, daughter of famed Diana Ross and Berry Gordy, cuts loose with a music repertoire of original and cover jazz tunes with a big helping of blues.
Hosted by Board Member Albertus Lewis, Jr.


Comedy Night at the Muse

Featuring Marvin Dixon
Friday, 22 & Saturday, 23 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre  |  $15

Known for his comedy routine, ‘how not to get jumped at the club,’ MARVIN DIXON slams joke after joke non-stop! The national former radio show host, HBO DEF Comedy Jam alum and creator of Young Guns of Comedy is a comic beast.


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

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