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Review – “Still Life with Rocket” by Theater Alliance

isk Just in time for the summer’s family reunion season, Theater Alliance brings you Still Life with Rocket, created and directed by Mollye Maxner. A moving (literally) comedy drama about a family reunited and coming full frontal with their past childhood, current lives, and each other (again, literally). The story is about a matriarch, Etta … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Ants – Last Week at Anacostia Playhouse – Jan 2016

This past weekend, I was able to catch Chocolate Covered Ants as it gears up for its last week at the Anacostia Playhouse. Presented by Restoration Stage and written by Steven A. Butler Jr., Chocolate Covered Ants will be presented through Sunday February 7th. Continue reading

Artists for Charity’s 8th Annual Art – The Turning

The Artists for Charity 8th Annual Art Auction Benefit was held Saturday at the Impact Hub DC in downtown DC. There was the usual awesomeness: networking, delicious food, high energy, great art, door prizes, hugs, laughs and wet eyes. Yes, tears. What I noticed most when I had personal conversations with a few of the … Continue reading

Raheem Devaughn’s Black Men’s Summit – Love Life Foundation

They couldn’t have picked a better time to convene the community in support of black men’s issues. Those were my thoughts walking into Grammy nominated recording artist, Raheem Devaughn’s Love Life Foundation’s Black Men’s Summit and Town Hall Meeting last night in SE DC. In this time of deep unrest surrounding the murder of eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

DC’s Emancipation Day Concert & Some Thoughts on History

Do you follow me on IG? If not, you should! Hey!!!! Check out some of the pictures from the DC Emancipation Day concert on yesterday. It was a complete jam! Some of the things that I miss most about the summer are the outdoor concerts and festivals where there are tons of happy people enjoying … Continue reading

Broke-ology = Brokeness x Being Alive

If you’ve been complaining recently that SE’s Anacostia district doesn’t have enough quality arts offerings, Theater Alliance, will give you an attitude adjustment as it continues in its 11th season hosting Nathan Louis Jackson’s “Broke-ology.” The play runs through September 8 at the Anacostia Playhouse in SE DC. Newly opened, my first thought was that … Continue reading

Meet the Browns – July 4th Wedding Fireworks!

What a blast!! The Pictures: Check out a few image collages from yesterday’s wedding in Virginia. The bride was super beautiful and the love was so thick, you could wrap yourself in it, pop a movie in … and watch a movie. It was warm enough outside already though. And one of those kisses made me … Continue reading

6th Annual Roots Picnic – Solange, Macklemore, The Roots, Naughty by Nature and more!

…6th Annual Roots Picnic… The Pictures: What a party and a good time folks!!! It was super hot this weekend, but I loved it. The energy of the 6th Annual Roots Picnic was high and it was all love in the City of Brotherly Love… #FlyEaglesFly See who you recognize! I will say though, that … Continue reading

#MenWhoMentor – Stop being CASUAL and START being COMMITTED!

Become a FAN! Washington DC “I love Black men who mentor” was one of the most popular slogans this past Wednesday as the #MenWhoMentor Campaign, sponsored by Capital Cause and Cause Driven, culminated its 2-month crowd-sourcing Giving Circles Project (GCP). The TEAM: Campaign members were Nicholas Gourdine, Jennifer Rhodan, Joshlyn Ross, Letitia Tajuba and the … Continue reading

#NaturalNightOut and My Thoughts (Yes, I have thoughts!)

Become a fan!  The pictures: Check out the pictures from last night’s #NaturalNightOut event held at the African American Civil War Museum in DC. This was the third gathering in the series, so I was super excited to not only support it once more, but to also see that it’s growing in scope. One of … Continue reading