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Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James!
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter talks about his new play, "Autumn"!
Richard Wesley, whose hits include "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again" which starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and "The Mighty Gents" which went to Broadway.
"Autumn," an absorbing new drama by Richard Wesley that probes the fragility of political legacies and human relationships, premieres at Crossroads Theatre Company April 23 through May 3.
"Autumn" is the first full-length stage play, since the premiere of Wesley's acclaimed work, "The Talented Tenth," in 1989, which looked at the lives of a group of Howard University graduates who were part of an emerging Black elite.
“I began thinking that there was a new generation of post-civil rights movement politicians emerging that was very different from the generation that came of age during the civil rights movement,” Wesley said. “There was a group of old-school politicians who found themselves wrapped up in political scandals; and right behind [them] were these younger politicians who were moving up.”
Since 1995, Wesley has been an associate professor of dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he served as chair of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing for eight years. He is a former vice president of the Writers Guild of America, East.
Crossroads Theater Company is located at 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. For tickets, call (732) 545-8100 or purchase online at crossroadstheatrecompany.org.
Ontario Country artist CORY MARQUARDT has just released his debut album called This Man featuring the first single "21."
Cory returns as part of the Outlaws & Outsiders tour this June with dates in Ontario. The tour stars Aaron Pritchett and also features new country duo King & Cash.
His influences range from Eric Church to Merle Haggard - and from Rush to John Mayer. If it's a good song, it'll catch Cory's ear.
"I’m a huge fan of Eric Church and very happy with what he is doing in country music," explains Cory. "I still have some boot left to fill but I’m making my way and plan on doing that. Like me, he has a solid rock background mixed with some traditional country which is included especially in our live show."
Like most Canadian Country artists, the journey of writing and recording includes trips to Nashville.
"Since my first trip to Nashville in 2012, I’ve written over 100 songs with some amazing writers and have created some really cool and honest songs. Writing with people like Rob Crosby, Jason Deere, James Dean Hicks, my good friend Danick Dupelle from Emerson Drive, Patricia Conroy and many more make the writing process fun and quite easy."
Tune in to hear Cory talk about his music career, songwriting, Nashville, his new album & much more!
The weekend is here and we got that good ol' Food For Thought that is being distributed through Sport City. Join us as we talk about upcoming matchups and potential top fighters in the World today. Ignacio Silva aka Nacho and Tyrone Powell aka TP Tymeless have dishes from Broner to Khan to discuss as always for the consumers around the World Wide Web. Also a look in to the MMA fight between Cormier vs Johnson!!! Tell a friend to tell a friend that its the Sport City Chefs again!!! And if they don't know..... NOW THEY KNOW!!!!
Join The Gist of Freedom as welcome author Dr. Tyrene Wright, “Booker T. Washington And Africa, The Making of A Pan Africanist.”
A Booker T. Washington scholar, Dr. Wright takes a different approach to examining Washington and the Tuskegee model. Her research focuses on Booker T. Washington's role and relationship with African people and Africa which argues that Washington's role was to promote sustainable agriculture, and economic models amongst African communities worldwide. She is the author of Booker T. Washington and Africa (forthcoming) which is the first book of its kind, and covers two international policy cases: The Liberian Crisis, and the African Exclusion Measure, where Washington proves himself to be an adept Pan-Africanist and negotiator for African people.
This book establishes that Booker T. Washington belongs amongst the canon of Pan Africanists that shaped the 20th century, therefore the discourse and narrative on Booker T. Washington has shifted. CLICK FOR MORE
Tyrene Wright PhD., is a scholar, human rights activist, producer, poet and founder of African Women for Africa, an international non-government organization. She holds a B.S. in History from Tuskegee University, a Master's of Arts in History with a concentration in Modern Africa from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from the Union Institute & University in Public Policy. Tyrene has held various appointments throughout the City University of New York, specifically John Jay College for Criminal Justice, City College, La Guardia Community College, and York College. After teaching for the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar University) in Dakar, Senegal she returned to the U.S. and founded African Women for Africa, an organization designed to provide health literacy to African women throughout the African World.
The table is being set as we speak and we have a weekend full of exciting sports from the Basketball world to the Diamond we got it all going around the kitchen. Game 6 went good for some and bad for others, while others have been eliminated and others have forced a do or die Game 7!! Join Chandler Knight aka Nostradamus and Tyrone Powell bka TP Tymeless as we push every dish possible around here!! We have a ton of Food For Thought and we want all of you to do the dishes. Tell a friend to tell a friend that its the Sport City Chefs AGAIN!!! And if you don't know..... NOW YOU KNOW!!!!!
The oldie but goodie show is back and better than ever!!! Ignacio "Nacho" Silva and Tyrone "TP Tymeless" Powell host an all Boxing and MMA perspective show where we discuss our opinions on fights coming up this weekend as well as fights in the next coming weeks in the Fight Game world of today. Call in and talk to us at 917-889-9592 we got that good ol' Food For Thought for all of you to do these dishes. Tell a friend ot tell a friend that its the Sport City Chefs AGAIN!!!!! And if they don't know.... NOW THEY KNOW!!!!
As the Table of Sport City gets set for the big topics/dishes around the Sport world today we invite you and yours to come on down and get fed that good ol' Food For Thought. From NFL drama in the off season to NBA playoffs talk we have it all on slate for you here in the Sport City Kitchen. Join Tyrone Powell aka TP Tymeless and Chandler Knight aka Nostradamus as they get you ready for the Sport weekend to come. Tell a friend to tell a friend that its the Sport City Chefs AGAIN!!!! And if you don't know..... NOW YOU KNOW!!!
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cory attended the Philadelphia High
School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) (1978-81), where he majored in Creative Writing and minored in Videodrama, and was a founder, writer, and cartoonist for CAPA’s newspaper THE PAINTED WORD, for which he eventually became editor-in-chief.
He then attended Stanford University (1981-86), where he majored in Drama and minored in Dance, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. While there, he taught art to autistic, learning-disabled, and educable mentally challenged children at the Peninsula Children’s Center in Menlo Park, California, was active in the Stanford University Rape Awareness Program, occasionally wrote for The Stanford Daily, and toured for two years with the Ballet Folklorico de Stanford Mexican folkdance company.
As a performing artist, Cory has worked on numerous theatrical and dance productions, touring shows, film and television productions and voiceover projects.
Cory is also the author of four science fiction novels, TOTENTANZ, THE TAKING OF CYNDRIEL’S HOPE, HUNTER’S MOON and DARKSPEED ARYDANI, all of which are currently available through the online content marketplace http://www.lulu.com.
Cory Williams is currently living and working in Los Angeles, California.