Black Chick Media, LLC
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Brooklyn, NY 1 March 2016: The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links announces the final Call for Film Entries for the 15th Annual Women of African Descent Film Festival (WADFF). WADFF will showcase films focused on Women, their families, neighborhoods, and the global community. Featuring an international roster of films, the Festival will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at LIU Brooklyn, Media Arts Department, Spike Lee Screening Room, 10 am – 6 pm.
Films must be produced, written, or directed by a female filmmaker of African descent and must have been completed on or after June 1, 2010. All work must be submitted by March 18, 2016. Jurors Choice Awards and stipends will be presented to participating filmmakers.
Continuing its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of artists of African descent, The Women of African Descent Film Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2016.
Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links is dedicated to the support of educational, civic and cultural activities in Brooklyn. It is a chapter of The Links, Inc. an international, not-for-profit corporation, whose membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of its national organization in providing services to its Brooklyn Community in five mission areas: The Arts, Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends, and Health and Wellness. A focus of the Chapter’s arts programming is to empower women and youth by lending support and encouragement to emerging artists – with a particular focus on filmmakers for the past 15 years.
The foundation for all of the chapter’s programs and services is rooted in the African American tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 63 years, have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs that positively impact the lives of people of African descent residing in Brooklyn.
HFX BLAZES HOT VINTAGE FROM THE HEARTLAND
A Preview of Retro Fashion Serving Fresh Style to 21st Century Urbanistas
COLUMBUS, Ohio, 14 February 2016 – The highly anticipated Headbanger Fashion Experience (HFX) has kicked off a preview of its innovative upcoming collection of vintage apparel featuring unique design elements and quality construction. HFX blends striking fashion from decades past with future-forward attitude to create the brand’s edgy vision of style. Equally unique, multicultural skin tones and diverse body types are integral to the Headbanger aesthetic.
The HFX Preview is a taste of style delights to come from the brand’s collection, which offers repurposed luxurious style at accessible prices. Carefully curated inter-seasonal pieces are now available at the boutique’s website, www.headbangerfx.com. The online boutique is slated for a full launch with a fashion show in Spring 2016.
ABOUT THE HEADBANGER FASHION EXPERIENCE
HFX is an online vintage boutique that celebrates the trendsetting style of fearlessly chic urban fashionistas worldwide. The Headbanger Woman sees personal style as a badge of honor. Created by independent filmmaker Celia C. Peters, HFX curates captivating vintage fashion for the chic wardrobes of diverse 21st century women. HFX inspirations include glamorous style icons Grace Jones, Anna May Wong, Billie Holiday, Phyllis Hyman, Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Sophia Loren, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Sims, Elizabeth Taylor, Delores Del Rio, Gwen Stefani, Donna Summer, Joan Jett, Kelis and Rihanna.
PAST Productions Columbus
770 Bulen Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 558-7912
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PAST Productions Columbus, in association with Short North Stage, announces the production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running
Presentation of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Century Cycle Hits Columbus
Columbus, OH, 20 January 2016: PAST Productions Columbus is thrilled to announce their collaboration with Short North Stage to present a year long August Wilson Festival funded by PNC Arts Alive.
Two Trains Running is a play by American playwright August Wilson, the seventh in his ten-part series The Pittsburgh Century Cycle. The play takes place in the Hill District, an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1969; it explores the impact of gentrification on a well-established African-American community.
August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. The plays are each set in a different decade, and they aim to sketch the Black experience in the 20th century by raising consciousness through theater, and echoing the poetry in the everyday language of Black America. Wilson was fascinated by the power of theater as a medium where a community at large could come together to bear witness to events and currents unfolding.
PAST Productions Columbus is the creation of Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Tony Roseboro, Scott Porter, and Truman Winbush, Jr. They believe theatre is the tie that binds, and it has been their pleasure to work together for over 20 years in numerous plays. The goal at PAST Productions is to produce quality works that not only entertain, but also promote and uphold a message and vision of the Black community and culture.
Two Trains Running, directed by Patricia Wallace-Winbush, will feature Truman Winbush, Jr., Tony Roseboro, Guy Jones, Vincent L. Mason, Lisa Shepherd, Scott Porter and David Johnson.
It will play at the Garden Theatre, 1187 North High St., Columbus, OH 43201 March 3-19, 2016 at 7pm.
For ticket information please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2488083