Artscape 2016 Was Emotional and Expanding

I grew as an artist this past Saturday at my show “Song of A Space Cadet” that was presented by Artscape.   I shared my personal memoir of planetary influence, birth and death, attempted death and salvation. Of course, my late mother was a central character in the story, as was my daughter. I was…

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Artscape 2015 Recap

I had a ball at Artscape this year. Below are clips with my artist collective Liberated Muse. You can check out other clips on my Instagram account.

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#BlackLivesMatter in New Take on Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Last month, I shared with you a post on artists using their talent to address the current spate of police brutality and general racial injustice that smears this country’s history. In that post, I shared that my friend, singer Colie Williams, had chosen to do a remake of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” as she…

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#BlackPoetsSpeakOut and Other Artists Activate Space in Protest

In less than two weeks, two grand juries have decided that there will be no indictment of the policemen responsible for the murder of Black New Yorker Eric Garner and the 18 year-old Black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The blatant injustice of these decisions indicate a reality that has long been present but…

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Help Me Reach 1K in Five (5) Days

My production IN HER WORDS begins its third touring season in March. This is the second year we are running a funding campaign to pay for things essential to the tour– from printing costs to travel stipends for the cast. I conceived the idea for the production in 2011 after hearing an archived interview on…

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Last Show of “In Her Words” May 9th @ Charles E. Beatley Central Library

Liberated Muse Arts Group and the Alexandria Public Library system presents the third show of our 2013 season of “In Her Words” “In Her Words” is a musical theatrical presentation examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton — creative women who used their artistic prowess…

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Join Me As I Celebrate Kwanzaa @ Urban Eats Music Cafe on Dec. 15

Kwanzaa is the annual celebration of culture and community, founded on the belief that recognition of the 7 principles of Unity, Self-Determinaton, Collective Work & Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith will lead to progress. I’ve been celebrating Kwanzaa since I was a young person, first celebrating it when I briefly attended Nation House…

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Fri, Aug 12 WAMU 88.5 Interview On Art, Ideas & Liberated Muse

Earlier this month, I participated in a forum as part of the Capital Fringe Festival that took place in July, discussing why art matters. A reporter with WAMU 88.5 was there and interviewed me for a piece she was doing on the arts in the District. She later contacted me to do a feature piece on…

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Running: AMOK Spring 2011 Season

Thank you to everyone who came to the Spring Preview show for my play Running: AMOK that runs this Spring from May 15-21. This year’s cast is amazing. Featuring singers/actresses Quineice, Lyn Artope, Nia Simmons, Rayona L. Young, Deja Belle and Colie Williams, Running: AMOK is the tale of 21st-century women learning from each other…

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