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June 2019

Brown Bag: Prince

Wednesday June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Enjoy Black Music Appreciation Month with the Black Arts & Cultural Center. Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.

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Brown Bag: The Truth About Women and Hip-Hop

Wednesday June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Enjoy Black Music Appreciation Month with the Black Arts & Cultural Center. A documentary exploring the issues and art of women hip hop artists, from the 1980s through 2010. Southern hip-hop is traditionally a male-dominated space — but that doesn't stop women like La Chat, Gangsta Boo and bbymutha, three rappers who unapologetically own their feminine identities in their lives and music to blaze a new trail. They represent the past, present and future of hip-hop, and empower a new wave…

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July 2019

Unity Sing Off

Tuesday July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt. Zion, 120 Roberson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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In collaboration with Mt. Zion Baptist Church and The Gilmore, the Black Arts & Cultural Center will host the Black Arts Festival Unity Sing Off! Hosted By: Rev. Christopher Moore Sr. Regional choirs will compete before a panel of judges to earn the title of Black Arts Festival Unity Sing Off Winner for 2019! A trophy will be awarded! Audience will decide on the People's Choice Award! Apply to Compete

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Unity Sing Off Finale

Wednesday July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Zion, 120 Roberson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Black Arts Festival Unity Sing-Off Finale Featuring the BAFUSO champions and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir in collaboration with The Rufus Ferguson Ensemble, presented by The Gilmore and special guests from the Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center

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New Play Series

Thursday July 11
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

"Dreamin'" by Dr. Michelle Johnson: A comedic look at the lives of three women as they navigate careers, relationships and unexplored visions "A Ligature for Black Bodies" by Denise Miller: An attempt to confront the nation’s historical apathy through an elegiac chronicle of the indifferent, haphazard yet legal murder of Black people by the American values education taught not only to the criminal justice system, but to all of us "You're Gonna Learn Today" by Earlene McMichael: A journey of a teen girl whose "Black card" is…

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