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Painters Dream Productions is proud to introduce you to the live music talent of the future coming to a club or festival near you. Tonight we will have Uberphonics, Shawn Smith from Evolution and Singer/Songwriter Howard Axtell with Broken Heart Store.
Special Guest: Actor Stephen Hill.Stephen Hill is an award winning actor (Best Male Actor, ABFF Star Project 2010) and is known for solid work in a variety of roles in film, TV, theater, web series, etc. As an accomplished actor, he can be seen on Law & Order SVU, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Political Animals, and Do No Harm. Hill can also be seen in the award winning documentary, Jackie Robinson: My Story, as he embodies the role of Jackie Robinson. Known for his versatility by seamlessly delivering compelling performances in both comedic and dramatic roles, Hill gives stellar performances as the lead in the feature films Christmas Wedding Baby, and Stay Cold, Stay Hungry. On the small screen, he stars opposite Jane Curtain in an episode of the CBS series Unforgettable, and plays the role of Clarence, right hand man to Jeffrey Wright's Dr. Narcisse on the final season of HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire. Hill recently enjoyed the opportunity to display his "leading man" charisma in the short film/video Runaway by Grammy nominated vocalist Carolyn Malachi. http://stephenhillactor.wordpress.com/
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 23 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes horoscopes for Ebony.com, MySign.com, andPride, a British Black women’s magazine. His site is UnlockAstrology.com.
INTO THE GO-SLOW is a novel about sisters, the legacy of the Black Power Movement, and the troubled bond between African Americans and Africans.
It’s 1986, and twenty-one-year-old Angie is adrift in her hometown of Detroit. Her older sister, Ella, had disappeared in Lagos a decade earlier, and Angie decides to retrace her steps. Against a backdrop of Nigeria’s infamous go-slow—traffic as wild and surprising as a Fela lyric—Angie begins to unravel the mysteries of the past, and opens herself up to love and life after Ella.
BRIDGETT M. DAVIS’s debut novel, Shifting Through Neutral (Amistad 2004), was a finalist for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Davis is the books editor at Bold As Love Magazine, a black-culture website, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Essence, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Root.com, among other publications. She is a professor at Baruch College, City University of New York, where she is the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in Residence Program, and she is the curator of the popular monthly Brooklyn reading series, Sundays @ . . .http://bridgettdavis.com/
Nate Parker is an American actor and musical performer who has appeared in Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, and Pride.He was an All-American wrestler in both at Great Bridge High School and at the University of Oklahoma.Parker has been active in charitable work, donating his time both as a volunteer wrestling coach.
He is currently developing a feature script to direct and star, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, about slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner, through a fellowship with the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program. A Norfolk, Virginia native,
Beyond the Lights is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker and Danny Glover. The film had its premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2014. and is set for a theatrical release in the United States November 14, 2014.
trailer : http://youtu.be/5-NsI8lZ5Lw
Imany wa born Nadia Mladjao in Martigues, France. She was a model for European FORD modeling agency for several years. She began signing in 2008.
Imany opened shows for artists such as N’Dambi at the New Morning, Wasis Diop at the Cigale, and Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone at Elysee Montmartre.
Imany’s first album, Shape of a Broken Heart, which was named after a drawing she made with closed eyes, contains twelve songs written in English. Imany recorded the album at the studio Question de Son, where she collaborated with some of the most well-known musicians in Paris.
Imany produced the soundtrack for the 2014 film Sous les jupes des filles by Audrey Dana and on 26 May 2014 released her second album of the same name.
Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's a professor of law at New York University Law School and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
EJI won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court holding that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued six times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, and has been awarded 14 honorary doctorate degrees.
Among the first cases Bryan took on was that of Walter McMillan, a black man from Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case would change Bryan's life and transform his understanding of justice and mercy forever.
JUST MERCY (Spiegel and Grau Hardcover) follows the suspenseful battle to free Walter before the state executes him, while also stepping back to tell the profoundly moving stories of men, women, and even children, who found themselves at the mercy of a system often incapable of showing it.
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