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NYC’s Riverside Theater to Pay Tribute to Renowned Actress Phylicia Rashad and Jazz Great Roy Haynes During “Legacy to Promise” Gala on September 26th, 2011
Since its inception in 1960, The Riverside Theatre of Morningside Heights in New York City has aimed to bring a vibrant array of culture, performance, and arts to the surrounding community. Hosting a variety of programs from dance performances to film festivals, Riverside Theatre has provided the public with a multitude of enriching illustrations of fine arts through their remarkable programs. In an effort to commemorate their social contributions and continue their powerful 50-year legacy, The Riverside Theatre will host their second annual “Legacy to Promise” Gala on Monday, September 26th, 2011, at 7:00pm at the prominent Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Ave. (btw. 120th &122nd St.) in New York City.
This special event will be hosted by WABC TV correspondent Kemberly Richardson with special guest the honorable Bill Cosby, and will honor legendary stage and screen performer Phylicia Rashad and jazz drummer extraordinaire Roy Haynes for their commendable contributions to the arts throughout the years. The affair will be a night of distinguished celebration for The Riverside Theatre, as they further assert their commitment to enrich their community with an assortment of affordable and inspiring performances, films, festivals and events.
In addition to a special awards presentation by renowned philanthropist, performer and avid Riverside Theatre supporter Bill Cosby, this memorable gala will also feature live performances by Jazz drummer and musical educator Lewis Nash. Bassist and composer Christian McBride will also headline this exciting show as it is presented by the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies and ABC Eyewitness News reporter, the lovely Kemberley Richardson.
Some celebrities are naturally thin, can eat whatever they want and never gain an inch. And then there are others who have to work at being fit. These people have to eat properly and exercise to maintain shapely figures. Here are some celebs who skipped the surgery in order to get in shape.
Hollywood actors have long fluctuated back and forth between the big screen and the big stage. When a big name comes to theater town, we notice. And we certainly notice when some of those big names are members of the our beloved black Hollywood.
Black Voices put together a slideshow, featuring some of these show-stealing names.
Looking at the pages of some of the top fashion magazines, it seems that if you’re in the over 50 club, you should be wearing sheaths, pointy witch-toed heels and embellished muumuus wherever you go. But that’s all wrong. Just because you hit the halfway point in your life doesn’t mean you can’t be as fly at 50 as you are as an agile young adult. Get rid of the boring hues, turtleneck tops and jeans that ride over your stomach, and take note of how to rock 50 the right way by these beautiful leading Hollywood ladies. Cause if you didn’t remember, black don’t crack, so neither should your wardrobe.
Halle Berry has pulled out of a romantic comedy called “New Year’s Eve” in order to gear up for a custody battle with the father of her toddler, but now that drama has perhaps spilled over to her completed projects as well.
The film “Frankie and Alice,” which co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson, wrapped filming last year and was even realesed in one LA theater this past December in order to qualify for this year’s Oscars. But the release of the film has been delayed for an “undetermined” amount of time according to AOL Black Voices. The film’s original February 4, 2011 release date was scrapped long before Berry’s drama began, but her custody battle is sure to be time-consuming and no studio exec wants a film’s biggest star to be unavailable to promote the film.
For more details on this messy situation, click here!
We sure hope Ms. Berry gets everything straightened out very soon. Goodness knows we need all the brown faces we can get on the big screen.
From the time we could speak we’ve heard about the benefits of vegetables. If you eat spinach you’ll be strong like Popeye and if you stock up on carrots you’ll have great eyesight. While most of us try to squeeze in some veggies on the side, many in the African American community haven’t gone green when it comes to our plates. But with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease plaguing our community, the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle deserves some serious consideration. Here are some celebrities who’ve said no more meat. Even if you don’t completely change your meat eating ways, after reading this list you can’t deny those greens have done their bodies good!