Archive for July, 2010

A Higher Calling | Auditions

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Are you a singer that moves well? Then you have been called to participate in the open auditions for Sanctified, a new gospel musical being staged at the Lincoln Theater in October. Auditions will be held at the Lincoln Theater, 1215 U Street NW from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday August 7.  Be prepared with a song or rap no longer than 3 minutes.


Film: In Color

Posted in Culture with tags , on July 23, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

The Fifth Annual African Diaspora Film Festival runs through July 25 at National Geographic from July 25. The event features independent films from around the world that explore the richness and diversity of the human experience of people of color. This year the festival includes ten films, including eight Washington D.C. premieres. View show times and purchase tickets here.

Angels in DC

Posted in Culture with tags , , on July 21, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Organizers of the inaugural DC Black Theater Festival have announced that Lamman Rucker will appear in the award winning play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee to kick off the festival. The performance will be preceded by the opening reception. According to press notes, Black Angels Over Tuskegee explores six men in their collective struggle and brotherhood as they become the first African- American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.  The reception and performance take place Saturday, July 31. Learn more here.

Don’t Let It Pass You By

Posted in Culture with tags , on July 14, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

July 14, the Studio Theater begins performances of a soulful journey of self discovery brought to life in the musical Passing Strange. According to press notes the show explores a sundry bunch of artists, anarchists, holy rollers, tokers, and teens explore culture, race, sexual freedom, family bonds, and the meaning of Art as the cast collides with a live band to create an inimitably strange poetry slam meets rock concert-cum-musical. Passing Strange tickets can be purchased here.

Healing Power of Art

Posted in Commentary with tags , , on July 12, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

Six months ago the nation of Haiti experienced a devastating 7.0 earthquake that changed the lives of its adult and certainly its children. In the process of healing the mental and physical wounds of the disaster children had the opportunity to use art to express their feelings. The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art has collected some of their art and for its current exhibit The Healing Power of Art: Works of art by Haitian children after the earthquake. Don’t miss out on seeing these works and connecting with the spirit of the children of Haiti and more importantly, six months later don’t forget Haiti.

A Rendezvous with a Reason

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags on July 8, 2010 by substanceandstyledc

The beat of the African drum continues Saturday night, July 10 when you are invited to dance the night away and raise funds for the African Leadership Academy. Join the fun starting at 10:00pm at Rendezvous in Adams Morgan, 2226 18th Street NW. The suggested donation is $10.

The Drum is Calling You

Posted in Culture with tags , , on July 6, 2010 by substanceandstyledc


Dance to the beat of a different drum! Saturday July 10, celebrate the first DC African Cultural Heritage Festival from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at the Takoma Community Center. Join as they celebrate DC African communities through arts and culture. There will be live music and performances, vendors, authentic food from a variety of African nations.

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