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‘The Shaping of a Diamond’ showcases performing artists
September 30, 2016

On October 1 at 7 p.m., entrepreneur Katina Amadi, will present an artistic showcase of performing artists from a wide array of disciplines on one stage at the Khalif Event Center in Greensboro. Why would a non-profit organizer, business owner and advocate embark on such an undertaking? The inspiration for the grand performance that will […]

Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band
September 8, 2016

Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band Schedule Friday, September 9: 9:30 p.m., CityStage Saturday, September 10: 12 p.m., LeBauer Park Stage 3 p.m., Wrangler Stage 6:45 p.m., Dance Pavilion Sunday, September 11: 4:30 p.m., Dance Pavilion . Picture this: You’re 19 years old, and one of the most popular reggae groups in Jamaica overhears […]

Mangum & Company: Making a Joyful Noise
September 2, 2016

Mangum & Company Performances at the National Folk Festival Saturday, September 10: 2:30 p.m. at Center City Park 6:15 p.m. at Wrangler Stage Information: Almost 100 years ago, Marcelina Manoel da Graça, otherwise known as “Daddy Grace,” founded the United House of Prayer for All People. With this congregation began a new era of […]

Greensboro to feature America’s best performing artists
August 12, 2016

Organizers of The National Folk Festival recently announced a variety of artists, including a group of 12 young bluegrass and old-time musicians. These artists and many others will perform on eight stages, while dozens of craftspeople, cooks, and sports enthusiasts will showcase their passions in downtown Greensboro on September 9 to 11. National Folk Festival […]

Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer to highlight voter registration drive
July 21, 2016

A voter registration drive will feature a play about one of America’s most courageous advocates for Black voting rights – Fannie Lou Hamer. The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer, will be presented on July 30, 3 p.m. at Mt. Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church; 2123 McConnell Road; Greensboro. This free performance is provided through […]

Geneva B brings Black girl magic
July 8, 2016

Children are often told that they can grow up to be and do anything they want with their lives. However, for Black little girls and boys, some may feel hard-pressed to find characters throughout their development that come in the same brown hues that match their own skin-tones doing those unimaginable tasks that they are […]

Movie Review: The Jungle Book is a visual wonder
April 21, 2016

Start the great debate right now. Is “The Jungle Book” the best kid’s action film ever made? Possibly. Expect to hear both sides of that argument waged by millions over lattes at Starbucks after they exit theaters. Performances. Direction. Script. Production Elements. Special effects. They all blend together seamlessly into a visual wonder and an […]

Movie Review: Race
March 25, 2016

“On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of this legendary athlete’s life, challenges and achievements. Race is a history lesson, personal profile and a crowd […]

National Folk Festival brings people together
September 18, 2015

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Greensboro last weekend for the National Folk Festival. Masters of folk music performed before capacity crowds on seven stages. This was the first time the festival was held in Greensboro. The Gate City will sponsor the event through 2017. Approximately 300 musicians, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers, potters and craftspeople participated […]

Music legend Mavis Staples reflects on remarkable career
September 10, 2015

“Awww, huh,” Mavis Staples grunts as her father’s guitar line plays hide-and-seek with drums and horns. “Mmmmph.” Few singers can “mmmmph” as soulfully as Staples, hooking the listener before she even gets to the opening lines. “I know a place, ain’t nobody cryin’ ….” The song is, of course, “I’ll Take You There,” the Staple […]

Babá Ken Okulolo to perform at Folk Festival
September 1, 2015

  Babá Ken Okulolo will turn 65 years old during the National Folk Festival, where he will perform with the West African Highlife Band. One of the greatest African musicians of his generation, Okulolo projects a youthful demeanor and frisky spirit that belies his years. “I’m still going strong and everything is fine,” he says […]

Folk Festival offers something for everyone
August 21, 2015

For its 75th anniversary, the National Folk Festival will feature 300 artists on seven stages in downtown Greensboro from September 11 – 13. The three-day festival is free to the public. “The festival is such an embarrassment of riches,” said Julia Olin, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), which is […]


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