Friends of the Negro Spirituals presents: There’s a Bright Side Some Where - A Juneteeth Community Sing featuring guests: Wendell Brooks, who will lead the sing-a-long, is a song leader; vocal music and history instructor at Berkeley High School, professional Baritone soloist; slave documents scholar, and a Negro Spirituals expert; Dr. Martin C. Jones, tenor saxophonist and reentry program specialist for incarcerated persons, will give demonstrations of a form of the oral tradition, the musical cries of street peddlers selling their products in post slavery years heard the street of his native New Orleans; Sam Edwards, therapist and co-founder of FNS; Harold Jackson III, director of “BURN: The Evolution Of An American City,” about a little known but worse recorded race riot in American History: Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot of 1921 premiering on the Documentary Channel, June 28, 2011, 8 PM (PT/ET), salt2light.com; Risk This at Cutting Ball present: TENDERLOIN by Annie Elias, June 24-25, cast and theatre co-founder, Paige Rogers, Associate Artist David Sinaiko and Actress Rebecca Frank join us to talk about this final free performance 2010-11. Visit cuttingball.org Frameline 35, features two films: T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s, dir. Robert Philipson & the world premiere of Bumblef--k,USA, dir. Aaron Douglas Johnson, w/Cat Smits, lead actress and co-writer and Heidi M. Sallows, actress. Bumblef--k screens at the Victoria Theatre tonight, June 17, 7 PM. Visit frameline.org & outfest.org/fest2011 re: July 13 screening in LA; T'Ain't is at the Victoria June 21, 7 PM. Highlights 6/18: Waited For (Roxie), Bashment (Victoria), Frameline Greenroom Conversation with Dee Rees & Nekisa Cooper, 1:30 @ Victoria; 6/19: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Castro); Spork (Castro); Kawa (Maori, 6/21&23).Don't forget SF Black Film Festival June 17-19: sfbff.org
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