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Rebroadcast of interview with Rene Marie followed by an interview with A’Lelia Bundles, president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives and author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling biography of her great-great-grandmother. After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award winning producer with NBC News and ABC News, she now devotes her time to writing and serving on nonprofit boards. She is president and chair of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives and a trustee of Columbia University. She is joined by Sheryl Grant, president, 100 Black Women, to talk about the 14th Annual Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon, Friday, March 23, 2012 in SF, CA http://www.onehundredblackwomen.com/ Verna Brooks & Patricia Van Hook join us to talk about the Third Annual Girls Day Out, March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship, 7272 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. For information call (510) 823-3665. We close with a conversation with the artistic director and co-founder of Dimensions Dance Theatre, Deborah Vaughn, and guest choreographers: Latanya D. Tigner & Isaura Oliveria. Down the Congo Line part 1, debuts April 14, 2012, 8 p.m. at the Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland. For tickets visit brownpapertickets or dimensionsdance.org (510) 465-3363. Tomorrow Dimensions Extensions, the youth program, performs their annual concert, Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., same location. Ticket sales will go toward travel expenses, etc., for dancers who would like to attend workshops here and abroad. Music: Rene Marie, Juan de Dios Ramos Morejon's RAICES PROFUNDAS, Novalima.
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