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Harlem Artisans Pay Tribute to Langston Hughes!

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A Tribute to Langston Hughes~ Harlem Artists, Derrick McQueen and Nora Cole unearthed a few wonderful poems written by Langston, Listen as they bring Langston's love for Harlem Alive!
Nora Cole ~ Veteran performing artist, writer, director and adjunct. Has performed on Broadway, off- Broadway, nationally and internationally. Tours two solo shows, Voices of the Spirits in my Soul, based on family slave history in Kentucky and Olivia’s Opus, An Autobiographical Ode to Adolescence. Most recently revived the role she originated in Rinde Eckert’s Obie Award winning and Drama League nominated, And God Created Great Whales off-Broadway.

Derrick McQueen is presently a Ph. D. Candidate he completed M. Div. with a focus on Theology and the Arts at Union. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts at Drew University in 1987. Derrick has performed in the Cape May Jazz Festival and tours the country for East Lynne Theatre Company in “Paul Robeson Through His Words and Music”. Derrick is also on the path for ordination in the Presbyterian Church. 


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