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‘Trouble in Mind’ Director Charles Randolph-Wright Says Play About Race in the Theater World Is a ‘Love Letter and a Poison Pill’

Nov 23, 2021 | Written By Michael Appler | Variety Link to the original post – Click Here   August Wilson is well remembered for remarking that Black theater is alive, vibrant, vital and unfunded — that commerce and a common racism had long held American theater hostage to a mediocrity of tastes. On Broadway […]

Charles Randolph-Wright, Debra Martin Chase and Olympian Brian Boitano Team for Netflix Ice Skating Movie

Aug 3, 2021 | Written By Angelique Jackson | Variety Link to original post – Click Here Charles Randolph-Wright, Debra Martin Chase and Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano have teamed to produce the Netflix family movie “Take the Ice,” set in the world of synchronized ice skating. Written by Deborah Swisher, “Take the Ice” follows a rebellious 15-year-old named Tisha Moore, who […]

Juneteenth, OWN’s “Delilah”, and Stephanie Mills

S35 E35 | 0:26:46 | Aired June 18, 2021 | Black Issues Forum | THIRTEEN | PBS North Carolina Link to original post – Click Here  With President Biden’s signature, Juneteenth becomes a national holiday. Anti-racism Coach Courtney Napier discusses the impact. Also, host Deborah Holt Noel visits the Queen City to meet the Executive Producer […]

Arena Stage to roar back with mix of bubbly and soul

June 16, 2021 | Written By News Desk | DC Metro Theater Arts Link to original post – Click Here In July 2022, the world-premiere musical American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words — filled with soaring new melodies and powered by Douglass’s own speeches and writings — will make its debut in the Kreeger Theater. Charles […]

R&B icon Stephanie Mills returns with a message of Black empowerment — and a music video filmed in uptown Charlotte

May 24, 2021  Written By Glenn Burkins| QCity Metro Link to original post – Click Here It took a pandemic, a national reckoning over race, plus some well-timed words from a friend, but after nearly 17 years away from recording studios, R&B icon Stephanie Mills is back in the business of making music. Last week, Mills, […]

New Series ‘Delilah’ Reflects Black America In A Way Not Normally Seen On Screen, Says Its Star

March 8, 2021  Written By Anne Easton | Forbes Link to original post – Click Here Female attorneys going head to head in a heated courtroom battle isn’t something often seen on television. Now imagine that the two women standing on opposite sides of the case are best friends. This is the premise of Delilah, a new […]

‘Charlotte Is Actually A Character’ In New OWN Show ‘Delilah’

March 9, 2021 Written By Jodie Valade | WFAE Link to original post – Click Here Oftentimes, when movies or TV shows film in locations, they’re looking for a general “city” feel. “Homeland,” which filmed in Charlotte from 2011-14, for instance, used the city’s skyscrapers to suggest Washington, D.C., and suburban areas for northern Virginia. The setting […]

Local talent powers new Oprah Winfrey Network drama ‘Delilah’ | Area connections in front of and behind camera

Feb 20, 2021  Written By Ashley Mahoney Link to original post – Click Here “Delilah” brings Charlotte to the forefront on March 9. The latest Oprah Winfrey Network drama series began filming in Charlotte late last year, with local connections ranging from Charlotte City Council member Braxton Winston working as a member of the crew to […]

Charlotte groups host sneak peek for Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Delilah”

February 24, 2021 Written By QCity Metro Link to original post – Click Here Foundation For The Carolinas and Charlotte Center City Partners will co-host a March 2 virtual viewing of the premiere episode of “Delilah,” an Oprah Winfrey Network drama series that was set and filmed in Charlotte. “Delilah” stars Maahra Hill as Delilah Connolly, […]