20th Anniversary AfroSolo Arts Festival Continues with Black Voices Series & Project Empowerment: The Audacity to Succeed September 19-28, 2014 in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

This year’s competition performers contain solo performance artists Stephanie Anne Johnson, Lance Burton, Tarika Lewis and Kurt (DJ Lamont) Young, hosted by Thomas Robert Simpson, AfroSolo’s founder and artistic director.

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I. Black Voices Collection:Our Stories, Our Life

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Stephanie Anne Johnson will execute "Each 20 Times: Cancer, Yoga and Me," her individual story about being diagnosed with most cancers in December 2012. The title refers to her chemotherapy remedies, self-healing methods, and remembrances of family members and friends who died from this disease. It’s an intimate, amusing, and uplifting tale about the journey from analysis to therapy to physical effectively currently being. Johnson is an AfroSolo alumna as a visible artist and lighting designer. With much more than thirty-5 several years of experience driving the scenes, this present signifies Johnson’s first enterprise into playwriting and solo functionality.

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Lance Burton will execute "The Irrelevance of Becoming Appropriate," the story of a Black guy who, as a 1st grader, still left Minor Rock, Arkansas for San Francisco just as the 101st Airborne dropped into Small Rock to escort nine Black students into Central Higher University. He shares his trials as a teen navigating 1960s Civil Legal rights Motion in the Fillmore and protests in the Haight/Ashbury. Leaping to several years later, he considers the struggles of loves, relationship and a thirty-yr career on the fringe of media and technology as a Black guy in San Francisco. Burton is a media entrepreneur creating print, video clip and photographic features, stories and profiles that depict the Black knowledge in San Francisco in excess of the previous seventy five a long time.

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Tarika Lewis performs "My Life As A Black Panther" (operating title), her personal tale as the first female to sign up for the Black Panther Party (BPP) for Self Defense in 1967. She was a single of the founding customers of It’s About Time, a site dedicated to the legacy and alumni of the BPP. She was also a advisor on the motion picture "Panther" by Marlo Van Peebles and played herself in a handful of scenes. Lewis is an attained violinist and has traveled the world playing in the Famous John Handy's Band and numerous other people. Lewis is the director of MyStringsOfSoul, a youth instruction and string ensemble that performs Jazz, Standard African, Hip Hop, R&ampB and good Soul tunes.

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Kurt (DJ Lamont) Youthful performs "If God Wanted Me To Fly," an autobiographical tale about the final time he spent time with his father’s father and how his granddad’s favored pair of dress footwear traveled with Younger all around the entire world. DJ Lamont is a KPOO FM - San Francisco, CA programmer, renowned disc jockey, and audio storyteller. He now normally takes individuals capabilities and dwell performance to the stage. Youthful is the founder of Fingersnaps Media Arts, which is focused to the schooling, cultivation, and inspiration of DJ culture.

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Gala Advantages, Performances &amp Ticket Information

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Present dates: September 19-28. &#thirteen

Ticket costs selection from $ 15-$ fifty

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For tickets go to:

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http://www.brownpapertickets.com/occasion/840324 &#thirteen

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http://www.brownpapertickets.com/function/840460

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II. Project Empowerment: "The Audacity To Realize success"

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AfroSolo Arts Pageant joins President Obama’s "My Brothers Keeper Initiative" by inaugurating "Task Empowerment: The Audacity To Succeed." The mission of the venture is to help information and inspire young Black men and boys to productively transcend youth into adulthood.

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Utilizing the arts as a conduit, the undertaking has a few parts: &#13

1) a summit entitled "Project Empowerment: The Audacity to Do well: Younger Black Gentlemen and Boys Soaring Into The Foreseeable future," that will contain workshops, seminars, and train-ins &#thirteen

2) the publishing (late 2014) of an anthology of letters "Lights up the Long term: Letters From Black Gentlemen to Young Black Men and Boys" &#thirteen

3) host a "Overall performance Extravaganza" of young artists, making use of a variety of mediums to potentially include: theatre, dance, spoken word, poetry, blended media and dwell portray.

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The Summit and the Performance Extravaganza will take area on September 27, 2014 (tentative) from noon to 6 pm at the African American Art and Tradition Sophisticated, 762 Fulton Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Free admission.

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For a lot more info pay a visit to: http://www.afrosolo.org, email thomas(at)afrosolo(dot)org or get in touch with 415/771-2376.

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ABOUT AFROSOLO :

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AfroSolo Theatre Company's mission is to nurture, advertise, and present African American and African Diaspora art and culture via solo performances and the visible arts. Since 1993, we have provided a forum to give an reliable voice to the diverse activities of Black individuals in the Americas. Through artwork, we provide people of different ethnicities collectively to investigate and share the human spirit that binds us all.

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Funding for the AfroSolo Theatre Organization is manufactured possible in element by way of the help of the Close friends of AfroSolo, California Pacific Healthcare Middle, Kaiser Permanente, Rainbow Grocery Coop, Inc., San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Lodge Tax Fund and the Zellerbach Household Basis.

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The award-winning AfroSolo Arts Pageant 2014 closes its twentieth anniversary with two occasions: its seminal Black Voices Series - Our Tales, Our Life and with Project Empowerment: The Audacity to Be successful - made to support youthful Black guys and boys successfully transcend youth to adulthood. Ticket rates: Cost-free- 20th Anniversary AfroSolo Arts Festival Proceeds with Black Voices Sequence & Task Empowerment: The Audacity to Realize success September 19-28, 2014 in San Franciscoалександр лобановский

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