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Monolodge in accordance with Revo Films presents a viewing of a motion picture trailer for the novel "Duppy: Ya Reap Whatcha Sow" A Novel By Ronald Haynie with a pre and post show book signing, meet and greet with the director, cast & crew of the film, special invited actors, mentors, producers, and crews of the stage play "Duppy" based on the novel, plus monologues from the Monolodge family of actors: resident, guest, and audience. With theatre games, trivia, and a Q & A session from the evening's feature, this will be a historic night to remember!
Doors open at 6pm with autographed novels for purchase, food & two for one drink specials through the night and continuous music from DJ Jamar Jacobs who will spin the hits of today's and yesterday's Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, House/Club with an examination of music pertaining to time period of the novel 1978-1992.
Showtime begins at 7:30PM
MONOLODGE at the TAJ LOUNGE
48 West 21st Street between 5th & 6th Avenues (Avenue of The Americas)
New York, NY 10010
Tuesday October 20th at 6PM
Autographed Novels for Sale
Food & Drink Specials
Music & Networking
For Additional Information: 646-535-6170
By Subway: F train (6th Ave-Culver) to 23rd Street
M train (Qns Blvd-6 Av-Myrtle) to 23rd Street
N train (Astoria-Bway-Sea Beach) to 23rd St.
R train (Qns Blvd-Bway-4Av) to 23rd Street
NJ PATH Trains to 23rd Street
Monolodge IAW Revo Films presents a Novel Film Trailer
"DUPPY: Ya Reap
Starring Jim Willis as Al Carter , Ivelaw Peters as Patrick Livingston, Crystal Hanton as Michelle Livingston, Gloria Arnold as Una Livingston, Adam Glenn as Shawn Young, Leo Bona-Balibar as Eric Martinez, & Bryan Champion-Thompson as Dwayne "Baby Al" Carter
Cameras By Acy Brown & Darnell White
Edited By Joel Smith
Music Composed By Denaul RocknRolla Jenkins
Produced By Ondre Devonte Carter & Bashshir Sultan
Based On The Novel By Ronald Haynie
Executive Produced By Ronald Haynie
& Toya Revo DuBarry
Directed By Toya Revo DuBarry
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By and About Women: celebrating the female spirit
The By and About Women: celebrating the female spirit exhibit will open on June 3, and Best in Show announcement will be made at the opening reception on June 5.
Much has been written and sung about the power, love, passion, strength, creativity, and tenacity of women. The R Dixon Gallery invites you to submit original artwork that expresses your interpretation of the female spirit…visually translating relationships and perceptions of mothers, sisters, daughters, lovers, friends, or yourself.
The "By and About Women: celebrating the female spirit" exhibit is displaying original art that best reflects a unique, visual consideration of the theme. There will be two cash awards: $250 for "Best in Show" and $250 for "People's Choice" recognition.
Exhibit Dates: June 3, 2015 thru July 6, 2015
Opening Reception and "Best in Show" announcement: June 5, 2015
"People's Choice" award announcement: June 21, 2015 *
Juror: Terry Ariano, former curator, Museum of the City of New York
Terry Ariano has worked as a theatrical set designer and exhibit installer in New York City, and in recent years has worked as an archivist, collections coordinator, and director for history and arts organizations throughout New York's Hudson Valley. Ariano has curated shows at the Somers Historical Society and at independent galleries, most recently: the Front Street Gallery in Patterson, NY. She is an inspired photographer, whose work has been exhibited in Manhattan, the Catskills, the Hudson Valley, and select galleries in Connecticut.
* People's Choice award will be decided by gallery visitors and opening reception attendees.
|Posted by Crystal Hanton on November 5, 2014 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Into the the darkness of
The unspoken-ness of
Circulating in dark
Whispering winters and
blossoming organic summers
bursting eagerly thru
the ripening fullness of spring, and
the dancing leaves of fall
in the silence
into the un-nurtured
bottomless pits of anguish
and pulls out the essence….
daring drip of
the essence of
……..who we were
Before we became
…….who we are
At one another
In full acknowledgement
Of our curvaceous lips and tongues... dominating chins
That rise from proudly anchored neck bones
Defined shoulders, triceps, biceps and breasts engorged
With the sweet milk and honeydew of life
Steadily replenishing itself without nobody telling it to do so
It can’t be bottled
Because it is…LOVE
“You know….the blackness of our essence”
Chiseled deep in blue-black fluorescence
And the present
DNA in Ocean water “elegance”
wrapped in seaweeds of lessons
for us to remember to tell the babies
tell them children that we are……. from the shores of Ghana
the Ivory Coast, Cape town and Ethiopia, Nigeria and Sierre Leone
from dynasties of Egyptian Kings and Queens
who tried to keep sacred forever ancestral dreams, yet
the stories from in-side the pyramid walls
cannot be erased yall...
no one can rid us
of our connection to the root of it all
no… tiny…. figs
The tallest tree
in the garden
It is the root of the fruit
And the saliva on the tongue
It is the chromosome that cannot be cloned
If you don’t got it
You don’t got it
©gha’il Rhodes Benjamin, 2014
In celebration of Crystal Hanton’s
BLACK ESSENCE EXHIBIT
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NEW YORK CITY, NY – November 4, 2014/ –Artist Crystal Hanton is the cream of the crop. Born and raised in Harlem her first NYC exhibit, an abstract series “BLACK ESSENCE” was chosen for a solo art exhibition at AKWA UNISEX GROOMING, 923 Fulton Street, between Clinton Avenue and Waverly Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The OPENING PARTY will be on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm. Ms. Hanton exudes talent, creativity; confidence and a strong elaborate understanding of the world she lives in. In difference mediums such as inks, acrylic, and oil, she allows you to see the world through her own eyes. This young artist is very aware of life’s major intersections, tragedies, disappointments, and love stories. She shares with us her worries and her secret, her confidence and a keen knowledge of past, present and future in BLACK ESSENCE. The exhibit will be up from November 1, 2014 - December 1, 2014.
For further information about Crystal Hanton work including dates and times for exhibition showing, please visit her website at www.crystalhanton.com or email [email protected]
The exhibition is organized by Curator Rahkeem.
Email Address: [email protected]
923 FULTON ST. BROOKLYN, NY 11238
Tuesday to Sat: 9am-10pm