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"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times



Lisa Simone / Screening: What Happened Miss Simone

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lisa Simone Kelly, better known as Simone and Lisa Simone on Broadway and in entertainment circles, is a USAF veteran, singer, composer, Grammy award nominee, award winning actress, and only child of Dr. Nina Simone. …

A Ballerina's Tale WEB

Pre-Show Panel: My Ballerina’s Tale, Where It Landed Me, and What I Learned

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

My Ballerina’s Tale, Where It Landed Me, and What I Learned Free, RSVP Required. RSVP to: The pre-show panel discussion entitled “My Ballerina’s Tale, Where It Landed Me, and What I Learned” will be moderated by cultural historian and choreographer…

A Ballerina's Tale WEB

Screening: A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. …

Theo WEB

Soul in the Horn featuring Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado, Kendra Foster and DJ Natasha Diggs

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Theo Croker is a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and bandleader whose powerful and eclectic take on modern jazz pays respect to the tradition of the music while moving the genre forward. A native of Leesburg, Florida, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. Croker began playing trumpet at age 11 after hearing Cheatham play in New York City, and by his teens was studying music formally at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville followed by the music conservatory at Oberlin College….

Vivian WEB

Vivian Green / GrandWizzard Theodore

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vivian Green has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and Vivid, Green’s most recent release, is the kind of record you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office. …

Maimouna Dance WEB

Maimouna Keita Dance Company / Master Class: Company Members

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marie Basse-Wiles and Olukose Wiles founded the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance, Inc. in 1983.The school is named in honor of Marie Basse-Wiles’ grandmother and is dedicated to preserving and sharing African culture and history with all whom embrace the culture….


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