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Robey Theatre Company Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

. . . With the First Annual Paul Robeson Theatre Festival at Los Angeles Theatre Center
Two-Day Event

Over the last two decades, The Robey Theatre Company has acquired a reputation for itself as a producing entity of distinction, presenting stage works of quality reflecting the lives and experiences of African Americans and Blacks in the global African diaspora. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Robey presents a two-day festival bearing the title of its namesake and source of inspiration, Paul Robeson, the actor, activist, singer, athlete and star of stage and screen.

On Friday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a staged reading of a new full-length play, "Paul Robeson in Berlin," written by Robert Coles and Bartley McSwine and directed by Robey artistic director Ben Guillory. There will also be a reception.

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Public Invitied to ‘Rain or Shine’ Art Show

Black news from Pasadena - Art- Rain or Shine art exhibitThe City's Adaptive Recreation Art Program debuts artwork created by local artists with disabilities beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Armory Center for the Arts. The public is invited to a free opening reception 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Armory Center for the Arts Community Room, 145 N. Raymond Avenue.

The "Rain or Shine" exhibit will be on display at the Armory Center for the Arts July 12 to Sept. 7, 2014, with "Rain or Shine"- themed poems and pictures illustrating the artists' day-to-day hopes and challenges.

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Pirates and 'Beauty and the Beast' to Take the Stage This Summer at CSUN

Whether it's in the form of swashbuckling pirates or dancing plates, a beast and a wise Mrs. Potts, theater magic will be taking the stage this summer as California State University, Northridge presents the 57th season of its Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW).

The acclaimed youth theater program is presenting "Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.," directed by Ray Saar, from July 16 to July 25 and "Cirque des Pirates," an original play written by Ronnie Sperling and Chris Halstead and directed by Sperling, from July 11 to July 26 . . .

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