In Memoriam – Clarice Taylor

The mother of Cliff Huxtable on the classic TV show, “The Cosby Show” has passed away at the age of 93. I had the honor to meet her when she had a one woman play called “Spermegga” which was in Lower Manhattan back in early 2000. She was so humble and very sweet.
She was also one of the founding members of the Negro Ensemble Company.

LIFT Dance comes back to Atlanta!

If you are in the Atlanta area, or plan to visit this weekend and you love professional dance, I would highly suggest you check out this all male dance group called LIFT. I saw them perform last year and it was excellent.They will be performing at the Woodruff Arts Center Friday and Saturday.
You can view their view their website here and you can purchase tickets here!

In Memoriam – Lynwoodt Benard Jenkins

My Frat brother and ONYX brother passed away from a heart attack in his office at the University of Georgia on last Monday. He was 44 years young. He was a Graduate Student at Univ. of Georgia in the Fine Arts earning his Doctorate! He was a talented actor and writer. He had a well known play called “Faggot” which he performed during Atlanta’s Black Pride weekend. You can read his interview he had with activist Craig Washington here!

Rest in Peace Bro. You are now with God in Omega Chapter

In Memoriam – Abbey Lincoln

The legendary jazz singer who believed in singing as a political act, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Manhattan. An actress, artist and composer, Lincoln’s music ranged from avant-garde civil rights era recordings to the equally powerful but more introspective recordings of her later years.

Here is a great tribute to her on NPR’s website!

Here is a great video of her singing.