2015 Black & White Ball
The 4th Annual Black & White Ball 2015 was held on Friday April 17, 2015. Former BACC executive director, Sid Ellis, was honored and received the Reginald Gammon Community Arts Award for 2015. A great network of friends, family, legendary community figures, and proud BACC supporters made the 2015 Black & White Ball a night of fun, fame, elegance, and promise. We thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this year’s Black & White Ball a major success.
2013 The Second Annual Black & White Ball
The Annual Black & White Ball Gala was held Friday April 19, 2013 at the Fetzer Center located on the Campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and included an artistic experience of food, dance, and exhibition of African American art. This year’s recipient of the Reginald Gammon Community Arts Award was bestowed upon Dr. Von H. Washington Sr. for contributions he has made to the African- American experience through the arts of more than 30 years.
Death of a Salesman
The Black Arts and Cultural Centers reintroduced Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning drama “Death of a Salesman”, at the Epic Theater located at 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007. The All-African American cast to retold the story of Willy Loman. The play was set in the 1940s and revolves around the last days of Loman, a failing traveling salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. As how his life began to come apart, he experienced a series of tragic sou-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, hi sons, and his business associates. He soon discovered how his quest for the “American Dream” has kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. Death of a Salesman was a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas fo the American . Show times were March 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th and March 10th & 17th.