Ann Arbor NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

 

Ann Arbor Branch NAACP

Freedom Fund Dinner 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

4:00 p.m.  

Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel

Theme: “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice”


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  Speaker: Rodd L. Monts, Field Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan

            Tickets - $50.00

Tickets may be reserved by calling the NAACP answering service:

(734) 761-9084

          Please support a Freedom Fund Scholar for $35.00

*All contributions received by October 27, 2015,

will be noted in the program.

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers to debut at the University Musical Society

Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes-Photo Courtesy of Francis Vernhet

Courtesy: Francis Vernhet

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers-Photos Courtesy of: Francis Vernhet

“For the last five decades, Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban music, performing on the hottest stages in Cuba and developing his own distinct sound. During his career, he has won five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. We are thrilled to welcome Chucho Valdés for his UMS debut.

Valdés along with his band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers, will be celebrating his historically innovative ensemble Irakere, which was founded 40 years ago and included Cuban greats such as Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera. This performance will celebrate Irakere while introducing audiences to a blazing new generation of Cuban talent.”

University Musical Society

Chucho Valdés website

November 8th

4:00 p.m.

Michigan Theater

 

 

Senegalese Singer Youssou N’Dour and Super Étoile de Dakar in concert at Hill Auditorium

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Photo credits: Youssou N’Dour

 

November 14, 2015

Hill Auditorium

8:00 pm

“When “You” gives a concert, everything jumps: he brings entire stadiums to their feet. Fusing traditional Senegalese percussion and griot singing with Afro-Cuban and indigenous dance/pop flavors that fluidly cross borders and genres, Youssou N’Dour is a passionate singer and composer who leads one of Africa’s greatest bands.

A true voice of his generation, Youssou is known as much for his musical talents as for his strong political advocacy. After running for Senegal’s presidential seat in 2012, Youssou earned a spot on TIME magazine’s annual list of “the hundred men and women whose power, talent, or moral examples are transforming the world.” – University Musical Society

See more at: http://ums.org/performance/youssou-ndour-and-super-etoile-de-dakar/?utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Event-Email-Youssou-N%27Dour-Super-Etoile-Dakar&source_no=4655#sthash.YZxrJXbU.dpuf”

Youssou N’Dour website

Listen herehttp://ums.org/performance/youssou-ndour-and-super-etoile-de-dakar/?utm_source=mail2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Event-Email-Youssou-N%27Dour-Super-Etoile-Dakar&source_no=4655

About the music: http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/youssou-n-dour

Entre-SLAM! A Storytelling Competition for Business

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Entre-SLAM! Round 3

http://www.entreslam.com/register

Entre-SLAM! is an Ann Arbor-based storytelling competition that lifts the veil on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of creating, starting up, or running a small business. Listen as contestants share their hard-won, truths-from-the-trenches, before a live audience.

Featured Storyteller: Kummbareh Owens, Co-Founder and CEOS of  EverButter, a natural hair care company.

Featured Storyteller: Kummbareh Owens, Co-Founder and CEO of EverButter, a natural hair care company.

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Focus On The Arts with the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County

Focus On The Arts: Mixed Media

4-6 pm 

Weatherstone Clubhouse

1660 Weatherstone, Ann Arbor

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Psi Omega Chapter’s, 13th Annual Celebration of Black Men

AKA Annual Celebration of Black MenDelta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents the 13th Annual Celebration of Black Men

Honorees: William Henderson
John E. Lawrence
Dr. Silas P. Norman
Tyrone Weeks
Dr. Harry Williams

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am $40

Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor

For More Info Contact: berry1992@comcast.net
or 734-665-8175

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Kappa Black & White Ball: Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter

A2 Kappa Fundraiser

For More Info Contact: Darrell Washington 1-734-845-2721, Michael Kinloch 1-734-740-4054, Larry Davis 1-734-833-9181, or go to: www.kapsi.annarbor.org

U of M Black Alumni Scholarship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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“You’ve been waiting, and it’s now here. Go check out the details for this year’s Homecoming and buy your ticket’s now! UMBAgoblue.org.”
Nadia Arielle

Six-Time Tony Award-Winner Audra McDonald is coming back to Ann Arbor

Six-time Tony Award Winner is coming back to Ann Arbor

Audra McDonald, a six-time Tony Award Winner, is coming back to Ann Arbor

“Audra McDonald has secured her place atop Broadway’s pantheon with a record-breaking six Tony Awards, the only actor ever to achieve the Tony Grand Slam: “Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play” (as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill), “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” (Carousel and Ragtime), “Best Featured Actress in a Play” (Master Class and A Raisin in the Sun), and “Best Actress in a Musical” (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). Blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for storytelling, she is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages and in roles on film and television. After her stunning 2013 Gershwin concert, she returns to UMS for her sixth appearance, featuring music from her most recent recording, Go Back Home. “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver Audra McDonald has secured her place atop Broadway’s pantheon with a record-breaking six Tony Awards, the only actor ever to achieve the Tony Grand Slam: “Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play” (as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill), “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” (Carousel and Ragtime), “Best Featured Actress in a Play” (Master Class and A Raisin in the Sun), and “Best Actress in a Musical” (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). Blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for storytelling, she is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages and in roles on film and television. After her stunning 2013 Gershwin concert, she returns to UMS for her sixth appearance, featuring music from her most recent recording, Go Back Home.” via ums.org

Another Ann Arborite to Executive Produce film based on the life of Black Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Short Film Screening

Short Film Screening

Another Ann Arborite Deborah Meadows is Vice-President of the Board of The Ann Arbor Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, and the Executive Producer of the historical film ALL OR NOTHIN’This soon-to-be-produced feature film is based on the life and times of Asher Aray. Aray was an abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor, and member of the first Black family in our area. He, along with other conductors on the Underground Railroad, helped 28 people who were fleeing Kentucky, liberate themselves from slavery.  

Deborah Meadows and her team are holding a fundraiser to help off-set production costs for the film that begins shooting in August. The May 14th  fundraiser will include:

The screening of a short film that will be expanded and turned into the feature ALL OR NOTHIN’ 

 A performance by a Washtenaw Community College student

An auction of donated items from local sources

A video produced by University of Michigan film students

Remarks by Carol Mull, local author and historian

Remarks from Asher Aray’s Descendants 

For more information contact Deborah Meadows at deborahmeadows2@msn.com or 1-734-819-8182

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