5,000+ women marched in Spokane. How many will bring their children to see this story?
Crafting Identity: Masks and the Pastorela in Michoacán will open in the ARCADE GALLERY at the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University on September 10 and will be on display through January 14, 2017.
An exhibition of masks carved by Felipe Horta and various other mask artists from the village of Tocuaro, in Michoacan. These masks are used in the ceremonial dances (pastorelas) staged during the community fiesta held each February. Tocuaro is locally and nationally known for its mask artists (mascareros) and the well-carved and painted masks that they produce.
Info on masks and pastorelas begins at 9:12 (9 minutes and 12 seconds into the video)
There is a powerful reading by Nikki Patin 15 minutes into The MusicVox broadcast.
Surviving The Mic is a collaborative organization of survivors who are dedicated to creating a safe and affirming creative spaces for survivors of trauma (sexual trauma, racial trauma, violent trauma). Through their series of spoken word and performance-based events they seek to create a space for testimonies about sexual violence and to build skills to elevate those testimonials.
The goals of Surviving the Mic are:
Click the link below to hear their conversation.
For more information on Surviving The Mic, visit them at survivingthemic.org/
Spokane African American Voice’s editor and graduate of Whitworth and Eastern Washington University, Governor of Machakos County, Kenya, Dr. Alfred Mutua jump starts Entertainment Centre for Film, Media, Music and the Arts: Full Story
The Rogues Gallery Presents Emerging Designers event has been a labor of love for the past seven years. It now attracts more than 1000 persons to the live show, and for the second year will be held Sunday, Feb 10th. Doors open at 4pm. Located at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, 401 Seventh Ave., across from Madison Square Garden. The fashion forward designers whose collections are selected for inclusion in the RGP group show, are mostly independent businesses who create and sell limited edition lines to stores, have garnered some press and wish to expand their lines into more retail outlets.
This season’s fashion show will feature designs by:
Franklin Rowe, Urban Masala by Sehar Peerzada, Willie Hall, Diane Liston, 7T7 by Tarique Tabani, Corinne Monique, Mikasa La Charles.
Anticipated Celebrity Attendees:
– Syleena Johnson (R&B Divas)
– Erica Dixon (Love & Hip Hop, Atlanta)
– Jamilah Rouse (Real Housewives of Atlanta/Entertainment Host)
– Ariane Davis (Love & Hip Hop, Atlanta)
– Omarosa Manigault (The Apprentice)
– Katrell Mendenhall (Chicagolicious)
– Vaughn Harper (Legendary Radio Host, WBLS)
– Yasmeen Williams (former singer; Sweet Honey In The Rock)
Fashion Art Xchange also known as FAX was founded by Gwen Sargeant in 1994 and was created to provide a networking exchange for people of color in fashion and the arts. This includes retail, design, and anyone working within these industries. The organization also provides seminars, educational opportunities and scholarships for deserving students. Fashion Art Xchange will help to create a gallery of fashion history featuring 20 years of F.A.X. Images and video of their past events will be on public display. F.A.X. will also supply high school and college interns to help the Designers with backstage production, front of house, production setup and break down. All F.A.X. members are trained and managed by F.A.X. staff.
FLOSS Magazine is a pop culture, fashion, celebrity and lifestyle based magazine available on Newsstands, and Book Stores. Fashion Designer interviews will be featured in upcoming issues of FLOSS Magazine’s print and online publication. Log onto: http://www.flossmagazine.com Macintosh Smith
Ron Cooke, CEO
ROGUES GALLERY PRESENTS is an organization of fashion professionals dedicated to providing an alternative option to showcase emerging designer collections and providing a “VOICE” for these designers during New York Fashion Week.
RGP will dedicate a special segment in remembrance of the style icons who have emerged throughout black history during New York Fashion Week as a salute to Black History Month.
Rogues Gallery Presents
608 Ben Bow Drive
Virgina Beach, VA 23464
July 18 was a beautiful warm summer evening in Spokane’s favorite park – and Connoisseur Concerts’ Mozart on A Summer’s Eve’s 21st birthday. This popular event in Manito Park was well attended as always. Dinners from Luna at tables, picnics on blankets on the lawn, loungers in lawn chairs, everyone relaxed to the songs of the program Ciao, Belle Donne! Colleen Bryant Palmer,Heather Steckler Parker and Heather Peterson sang solos, duets, and together sang the Three Ladies Trio from The Magic Flute. They were accompanied by special guest Zuill Bailey on the cello and the Connoisseur Concerts’ Ensemble: Keri McCarthy and Bethany Schoeff, oboe; Daniel Cotter and James Schoepflin, clarinet; Roger Logan, Margaret Wilds and Verne Windham, horn; Susan Hess and Ryan Hare, bassoon; Kim Plewniak, string bass. See my digital images of the event . . . . . .
Spokane local grandpa’s granddaughter Rachae Thomas is seen in a national AT&T television commercial. She is following in Ed’s footsteps – he was seen in television commercials himself a few years ago – and on a billboard too!
Ms. Thomas projects a bright, fresh, positive and professional image. See for yourself.
Yo Mother Yo Sister Yo Daughter Yo Aunt Yo Cuzin . . . .
The ladies were talking about you, brothers, to our women . . . .
Let’s help keep this show on the road – it needs recognition, sponsors and supporters.
We are excited to offer this Chamber Music Theatre Work free to the public in celebration of African American Women in Women’s History Month. Please, will you spread the word through your network!
Melannie Denise Cunningham
Director of Multicultural Recruitment
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
253-535-8716 or 1-800-274-6758
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