An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Host of “Cosmos”

March 23, 2016 

Hill Auditorium 

Ann Arbor

7:30pm

“I’ve put together an engaging multi-media presentation that brings the expanses of modern science directly to audience members. Fans love the Q & A sessions that rival the event itself….These are family-friendly events. I’ll frequently take questions from children since I’m fascinated with young ones who are interested in science.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

For tickets go to: neildegrassetysonlive.com

Black Lives Matter: How To Handle A Police Stop, No Matter What Your Age

Black Lives Matter with Robyn McCoy

NAAPID at Night

 

 

NAAPID AT NIGHT 2016 jpeg flyerJoin us for a Special 20th Anniversary Celebration of NAAPID: National African American Parent Involvement Day….at Night.

February 8, 2016 – 6 P.M.

Ypsilanti Community Middle School Auditorium

235 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Ayinde Jean Baptiste Gifted orator, writer, and strategist, Ayinde Jean Baptiste gained national attention as a 12-year old speaker at the 1995 Million Man March. His speech was the motivating factor for Joseph Dulin to launch National African American Parent Involvement Day. At 14-years old, Ayinde was invited to and spoke at Pioneer H.S. for the 1998 NAAPID kickoff event. Now, 18 years later he returns as the keynote speaker for “NAAPID at Night” to reflect, remind, and renew the call to action. You won’t want to miss this 20th anniversary of NAPPID and hear Mr. Baptiste’s spellbinding message of truth and hope.

There will be a student talent showcase and a reception following to meet Mr. Baptiste. Light refreshments will be served.

“The Bear Truth” starring Djuana Morton

The Bear Truth-Agape Family Entertainment

Tickets are available at the door

UMS Night Class: “Constructing Identity Together” with Camille A. Brown Dancers

UMS Night Class: “Constructing Identity Together”

U-M Alumni Center

200 Fletcher

Ann Arbor

7:00-8:30 pm 

Black Girl-Linguistic Play

Black Girl-Linguistic Play

This season, the “UMS Night School” is hosting discussions on the themes of identity and performance. “These 90-minute sessions combine conversation, interactive exercises, and lectures with genre experts to draw you in…” ums

Conversation starter questions include: How do artists’ personal identities help shape their work. Does the identity of an audience member influence what they see on stage?

This class is free, with no pre-registration required. Just drop in and meet classmates with a similar interest.

“Black Girl-Linguistic Play” performed by the Camille A. Brown Dancers

Camille Brown Dancers

Camille Brown Dancers

February 13th
8:00pm
Power Center

A natural storyteller, Camille A. Brown has stepped forward with her exuberant choreography and restless curiosity to become a leading voice in contemporary American dance. Her latest work, Black Girl–Linguistic Play, explores female identity and elevates playground games into empowerment. The work reveals the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a Black female in an urban American culture that is both racially and politically charged. Original compositions by collaborators Tracy Wormworth and Scott Patterson are performed live and encompass the rhythmic play of African-American rooted steppin’, Double Dutch, and Juba. The performance culminates with a moderated dialogue, allowing audience members to engage with the artists onstage. ums - See more at: http://ums.org/performance/camille-a-brown-dancers/#sthash.lcHIXDzs.dpuf

Breakfast Download Discussion. You’re invited to join UMS artists and other audience members for a breakfast discussion. We bring the bagels, cream cheese, and coffee! You bring your thoughts, rants, raves, and opinions! Free and open to the public; no registration required. Sunday, February 14, 11 am at U-M Alumni Center.

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. Hosted by Jim Leija, UMS Director of Education and Community Engagement. Must have a ticket to that evening’s performance to attend. Opening night only.

Also see
Camille A. Brown & Dancers website

 

District Wide Black Parent Student Support Group

District Wide Black Parents Student Support GroupAll High School Juniors will have to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Now there is a portal to help students prepare. Two wonderful presentations were given to parents at Clague Middle School to increase awareness in African American communities and throughout the city of Ann Arbor: 1) SAT presentation by two Media Specialists from Huron and Community High Schools and 2) KAPPA Leadership League for African American Males presented to their students in grades 9 & 10. For more information on how to connect with this program, please contact the President of the District Wide Black Parent Student Support Group of Ann Arbor (DWBPSSG) at 734- 972-0902.

Submitted by Whitsitt.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra 

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Jazz in the Key of Life

“The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis performs jazz in the Key of Life, a concert featuring the most skillfully crafted and sophisticated songs in popular music from the 1960′s to today, revisiting the hits of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, among others. “ 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis

January 20, 2016

7:30pm

Hill Auditorium

John E. Lawrence presents the “Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert

image.jpg“Magic of Christmas” is a holiday concert presented by master guitarist, John E Lawrence, and featuring the Power Band, with special guests. Tickets are $25.00. The show runs from 7-9pm in the Towsley Auditorium, at the Morris Lawrence Building, of Washtenaw Community College. All proceeds benefit the children’s programming of *All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.     
This Saturday’s concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Lawrence, who retired last year as the former Director of Music Performance, at Washtenaw Community College. Come out and catch up with John E. Lawrence and his Power Band!

*ATAMI produces “Standing On The Shoulders of Giants,” a yearly, children’s theatrical production, based on the lives of different, local, African American leaders. 

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Ypsilanti Area Unity Picnic & Rally presented by Fathers of Hope

Fathers of Hope Annual Picnic

Entertainment featuring John E. Lawrence and the John E. Lawrence Band

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