Monday, March 23, 2009

Get Your April Calendars Out Now! Good Stuff On the Way...

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland will host an exciting and inspiring week-long series of visual and performing arts events, including a student art exhibition and screenings, a hip-hop, soul/urban art "mini" yard festival and workshop, guest artist/performer lectures; comedy, theatrical and musical performances.

A special artist lecture by Sam Gilliam.

The DFPA announces performances by Bilal Salaam, Jah-I-Witness, Bless Roxwell; live art/video/animation by Jeff Henriquez, Tewodross Melchisua and more; the play, "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead" and the FocusonDesign/VCDMA Reality Check: a special portfolio review and career day in the areas of art, design, multimedia, music and entertainment for area students.

Independent and student films, including short and documentary films will be screened, such as “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak” is a short form documentary that highlights the voices of young black boys between the ages of 11 and 13 years old growing up in New York City, directed by Stacey Muhammad. Also there will be a screening of a moving documentary about Black and Latino youth and the HIV/AIDS epidemic titled, "America's Shadows" directed by Tchaiko Omawale.

Earth Day Celebration
The wonderful Earth Day celebration above is a production of Groundwork Anacostia River DC in association with the National Park Service. Groundwork Anacostia River DC is headed by Dennis Chestnutt who is the Executive Director and a friend of Liberated Muse Productions. Call him at 202-345-5693 for information on vending or reserving a table.

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