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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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Youth Day

Thursday July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bronson Park, 200 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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The Black Arts & Cultural Center's Black Arts Festival Youth Day in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Youth Development Network and the National Day of Summer Learning. Youth performances, Artistic workshops, Food, Games and more!

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New Play Series

Friday July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
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…

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Black Art Festival 2019

Saturday July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LaCrone Park, 535 W Paterson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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The 2019 Black Arts Festival has multiple events for all ages during festival week day. Enjoy entertainment, music, dancing and  performances that will keep you on your feet. Become a vendor Volunteer to Help

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Mama Sol Live Performance

Saturday July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LaCrone Park, 535 W Paterson St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Mama Sol has achieved recognition as a national hip-hop and spoken word artist, transition trainer, humanitarian, breast cancer survivor, publisher, single mother, and “self series” workshop facilitator. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Mama Sol is no stranger to adversity, yet she remains on a constant mission to see, bear and be Light! She has made motivating and assisting people her life’s work. Sol’s distinct style of delivery combines her love of lyrics, rhyme and music with her love for…

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New Play Series

Saturday July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
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…

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New Play Series

Sunday July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
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…

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November 2019

eLLe

Thursday November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$8 – $20

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eLLe

Friday November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Judy Joliffe Theatre, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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$20

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eLLe by Shawntai Brown

Saturday November 16
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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eLLe by Shawntai Brown in collaboration with Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

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December 2019

Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar

Friday December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Enjoy the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazar featuring food, vendors, music, live performances, activities and a screening of the Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle” for the entire community.

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