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The underlying theme that runs through this section is that we should support our stories – the serious, the silly and the substantial… we own our history, our culture, the ebb & flow of our journey…. and it’s not one thing.. it’s as much a rainbow of themes as we are a rainbow of people.
Sparta Revisited: In the Heat of the Night 30th-Anniversary Reunion 2018
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT TURNS 30!!! Schedule a vacation day. Make arrangements for a babysitter. A historic celebration is set to take place in Sparta, and YOU ARE INVITED. For the first time in over 24 years, ALAN AUTRY (Capt. Bubba Skinner), ANNE-MARIE JOHNSON...
Career Mastered Awards: “Nevertheless She Persisted”
The theme for this year’s Career Mastered Awards in Detroit was “nevertheless she persisted.” Those words rolled off the lips of one Senator Mitch McConnell after he shut Senator Elizabeth Warren down - as she tried to read a letter from Mrs. Coretta S. King...
2018 National Living Legend Award Recipient: Denise Nicholas
I'm honored and humbled to be receiving the 2018 National Living Legend Award Recipient at the upcoming Leadership In Action Awards & Career Mastered Magazine Launch Affair, "An Evening of Elegance", in Detroit on March 15th. This is a charity event for Excel...
Actress Denise Nicholas Opens Up About Her Past, Present And Future
We remember actress Denise Nicholas as the beautiful, refined and smart school counselor Liz McIntyre on the 60’s/70’s TV hit dramedy, “Room 222.” We also loved her in the 1978 sitcom “Baby, I’m Back” as Olivia Ellis, and as city council member Harriet DeLong on the 90’s NBC-TV police drama, “In the Heat of the Night.” Denise also graced the big screen in such films as “Blacula,” Let’s Do It Again,” and “Ghost Dad.” Even though Denise had a successful acting career and the work had been constant, she gave up acting to fulfill a dream deferred.
“FREEDOM SUMMER” A New Play by Ricardo Khan, Denise Nicholas & Sibusiso Mamba
We’re moving into the home stretch with the “Freedom Summer” play! We gathered an extraordinary group of actors including Hattie Winston-Wheeler, Adam Huss (“Power”), Art Evans, Erica Gimpel, Tico Wells, Jacques Smith and others… around my dining room table for the reading.
Negro Ensemble Company 50th Anniversary Tribute
Negro Ensemble Company 50th Anniversary Tribute to Founders Robert Hooks, Douglas Turner Ward and Gerald Krone. The event was held at Ebony Theatre, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.