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60+ MONTH-LONG RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS

ALL artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships. Every VSC residency includes: --private room --private studio space --all meals. Apply by 2/15/2018: https://vsc.slideroom.com/ We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D... [more]

UNITED AFRICAN DANCE TROUPE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018; 7:30 PM General Admission: $15-$25

Directed by Patricia Ghizamboule Robinson, the United African Dance Troupe returns to the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) with their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring the ancestors of the African Diaspora. Presented in partnership with the United African Dance Troupe, for ticket information, please call (917) 519-3425. Please contact: Courtney Ffrench at Ffrenchjpac@jcal.org or call  (718)658-7400. [more]

ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30pm Call today for more info: (718) 658-7400 or visit: www.jcal.org ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Jamaica Perfo

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish... [more]

ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30pm Call today for more info: (718) 658-7400 or visit: www.jcal.org ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Jamaica Perfo

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish... [more]

ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30pm. Call today for more info: (718) 658-7400 or visit: www.jcal.org

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish... [more]

ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30pm Call today for more info: (718) 658-7400 or visit: www.jcal.org ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet Jamaica Perfo

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish... [more]

CARIBBEAN READING SERIES FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018, 7 PM Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, NY FREE

Presented in partnership with the Braata Theatre Workshops to introduce US audiences to new and aspiring young talents from the Caribbean Diaspora, waiting in the wings to carry on the legacies left by outstanding Caribbean performing and literary giants like Walcott, Rhone, and Scott. This reading is part of the effort to explore new opportunities.  For more information please contact Yue Liu at yueliu@jcal.org or (718)658-7400.   [more]

HENRY BOX BROWN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018, 2 PM Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY $10/General Admission; $5/Children

Gospel, R&B, blue grass and original Negro spirituals with an infusion of American folk music - weave together to tell this true story of an 1850’s Virginia Slave who shipped himself to freedom in a box! It is the American Les Miserables - where the triumph of the human spirit prevails through the sacrifice of black and white abolitionists. A Children’s Theater Company’s production.  For more information please contact PATRICK SCORESE at pscorese@jcal.org or call (718) 658-7400. [more]

FILM SCREENING: FINDING SAMUEL LOWE – From Harlem to China FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018, 7:30 PM Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY FREE

Three successful black siblings from Harlem discover their heritage while searching for clues about their long-lost grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Their emotional journey spans from Toronto to Jamaica to China, reuniting them with hundreds of Chinese relatives they never imagined existed. For more information please contact Yue Liu at yueliu@jcal.org [more]

FILM SCREENING: LA 92 on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 at 2 PM at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY FREE

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from multiple vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates... [more]