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Forever Free

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To add your name or a loved one’s name to the “FREEDOM HONOR ROLL” fill in this form and click the “Add to Cart” button to donate. The name will be included in the program booklet. List the Honor Roll name: Common Ground Theatre Presents “FOREVER FREE!” In Celebration of Black History Month and the …


Forever Free Creative Arts Competition

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Forever Free Creative Arts Competition Cash Awards!  Scholarship Awards!            


Nativity: A Soulful Celebration

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  In honor of the 51st anniversary of its Broadway debut, Common Ground Theatre will present a new adaptation of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on December 1-16, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Oceanview Blvd. 92113. “Nativity: A Soulful Celebration” is a …

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The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE SERIES, October 30, 2011: “The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar”,  featuring Dr. Dorothy L. W. Smith reciting selected poems of this Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century poet, who was the first African American professional poet. Both Standard English and Dialect poems are included in the readings, such as “Sympathy,” Ode to Ethiopia,” …


And Still I Rise

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE SERIES, November 19, 2011: “And Still I Rise,” Featuring Grandison Phelps III, who performed works of renowned African American poets Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, and others, accompanied by live music from Phelps and local San Diego artists, including the songs, “Summertime.” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and “Strange Fruit.”    


Trane, A Noble Journey

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February 2010 A STAGED  READING  OF “Trane: A Noble Journey,” by Anthony Smith: an intimate look at the life of John Coltrane, is written by Anthony Smith, himself a prolific San Diego musician.  The reading features musician Joshua White on piano, Doug Walker on Bass, Tim McMahon on Drums, and Earl Vaults on Saxophone.   …


Memorial to Dr. Floyd Gaffney

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The African American Masterpiece Series MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO DR. FLOYD GAFFNEY featuring Francine DeWitt Haynes in Concert JUNE 3, 2012 3:00 PM Free to the Public ( Donations Greatly Appreciated) PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CGT STARS PROGRAM Paradise Village Theatre, 2700 Fourth Avenue, National City, CA 91950 For more information, please call CGT(619) 255-2318


Facts and Fiction

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  Masterpieces of African American Literature: Performance By: Dr. Theresa Ford Presented in Collaboration with the Black Story Tellers of San Diego, Inc. Includes Artwork& Poetry by the late Jihmye Collins Paradise Village, 2700 4th Street, National City, CA 91950 Free Admission (Donations Greatly Appreciated )


BLACK NATIVITY – A Gospel Song Play

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              A Gospel Song Play.  Directed by Floyd Gaffney, professor of theatre at the University of California, San Diego.  A Langston Hughes’ play with  27 vocal numbers; a mix of traditional carols, spirituals and gospel songs.  Musical direction by Carol Durgan and choreography by Donald Robinson.       …