Zenmarah Duruisseau in Swan Lake at St. Elmo Village

Saturday May 25, 2019-attended 50th Anniversary Celebration of ST. ELMO VILLAGE  – a place of creativity, where artists live, teach, and work  The entertainment line-up included the respected Lula Washington Dance Theatre. In addition to company performances, soloist Zenmarah Duruisseau beautifully danced Swan Lake. Despite an uneven stage floor, Zenmarah was on point. Zenmarah has danced with…

Part 8 – City of Long Beach Public Libraries

    The City of Long Beach Public Libraries are not only a resource for information, they are a venue for education, arts and cultural programming. LBCAA/MusicUNTOLD presented a theatrical fundraiser, MULATTO DILEMMA, Juliette Fairley’s one woman show, October 25, 2009, Found Theater to benefit the Long Beach Public Libraries.  “Many bi-racial people are caught in between…

Part 6 – Dramatic Changes After the Formation of MusicUNTOLD

Music event programming by the Long Beach Central Area Association dramatically changed after the formation of MusicUNTOLD as event production arm of LBCAA in 2007. The previous focus was presenting so-called “Black Music” representing wholesome family entertainment with audience drawing power. Memorable performances included Kool & The Gang, Shirley Caesar, Andre Crouch, Deniece Williams, Evelyn “Champagne”…

Part 3 – Marty Glickman

    I was blessed to attend multiple colleges on a track & field scholarship to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration after several interruptions to participate in the civil rights movement.  I heard an interview of Marty Glickman on NPR radio. Marty Glickman was a Jewish American Olympic track athlete who was…