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Wanda's Picks: Black Folk Opera: Tawawa Hse.@Townsend Opera,Modesto,CA

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We have a really full program; make certain to listen to the archived program which features a special interview and update with spokesperson for MOVE, Ramona Africa. I speak to Ms. Africa the evening before she and Pam Africa get on the plane to visit the Bay Area for the Celebration of Life & Struggle and Welcome Home for Lynn Stewart this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, May 2-4, 2014: http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/calls-to-action/8513-lynne-stewart-people-s-attorney-speaking-events-in-bay-area  We open the show with an interview with artist, scholar, Jeramy DeCristo whose Document/in the hold opens this evening, May 2, the exhibit up through May 30, with an artist talk next week, May 16, 2014, at Siete Potencias Africanas Gallery, 777 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco (415) 323-9406. We shift next into a true freedom story as told by Zenobia Powell Perry, in the opera Tawawa House. We happily welcome into the studio members of the cast: Shawnette Sulker (soprano, as Fanny) & Barry L. Robinson (baritone, as Jake); Janis-Rozena Perry, Zenobia Powell Perry's daughter; Jeannie Pool, the arranger, orchestrator and biographer; and Matthew Buckman, General Director of Townsend Opera to talk about the world premiere of Zenobia Powell Perry’s African American folk opera Tawawa House at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA this weekend, tonight, Friday, May 2 and Sunday, May 4, 2014: http://townsendopera.com/blog/2014/04/03/townsend-opera-announces-cast-tawawa-house/ We close with an interview with Michael Asberry, understudy for the role of Gabriel in Marin Theatre Company's production of August Wilson's Fences, performs this role Sunday, May 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit http://www.marintheatre.org/