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85th Anniversary Gala and Tribute to Howard Dodson

The Gala Evening on January 24, 2011

The anniversary celebration will feature the premiere of a multimedia performing arts work, Transformations, a salute to 20th century African, African-American and African Diasporan achievements, produced in conjunction with Tony Award-winning choreographer/director George Faison, co- founder of the American Performing Arts Collaborative (APAC). The proceeds will benefit the Schomburg Center Junior Scholars Program along with other Center research services and programs.

 
 
HONORARY CHAIRS
Dr. Chinua Achebe, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Paul LeClerc, Catherine Marron, H.E. Sidney Poitier
 
GALA CHAIRS
Gordon J. Davis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Raymond J. McGuire
 
VICE CHAIRS
Lewis B. Cullman, Dr. Bettye R. Fletcher, Debra L. Lee, Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Elizabeth Rohatyn, Mrs. Frederick P. Rose, Aysha Schomburg, Darren Walker

 

 
Cordially invite you to celebrate the
 
85th ANNIVERSARY of the
SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
 
With a special
TRIBUTE TO HOWARD DODSON
 
Monday, January 24, 2011
 
Reception 6:30 p.m. Concert 7:30 p.m.
Aaron Davis Hall, The City College of New York
150 Convent Avenue @ 135th Street
New York, New York
 
Transformations
A multimedia performing arts celebration of 20th century African, African American, and African Diasporan achievements
Produced & Directed by Tony Award Winner
George Faison
 
featuring
Maya Angelou
Genovis Albright
Ashford & Simpson
Sherry Bronfman
Avery Brooks
Maurice Chestnut
André De Shields
Eli Fountain
Jay Hoggard
Ebony Jo-Ann
S. Epatha Merkerson
René McLean
Phylicia Rashad
Tamara Tunie
Lillias White
Alyson Williams
Jeffrey Wright
Kim Yancey
The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts Concert Choir
Norma Jean Hughes, Director
 

 

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