KUSC.org: Interview with composer Anthony Davis on “Central Park Five”

June 14, 2019 KUSC Arts Alive interview with composer Anthony Davis CENTRAL PARK FIVE Opera https://media.kusc.org/audio/2019/06/20190612-AA-Bonus-Anthony-Davis.mp3 About The Central Park Five In 1980’s New York, five African American and Latino teenagers were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were unjustly convicted of a Central Park rape but exonerated through DNA evidence thirteen years…

LinkTV.org: Los Angeles’s Role in the Rise and Mainstreaming of Gospel Music

HOW SWEET THE SOUND – Gospel in Los Angeles https://www.linktv.org/shows/artbound/los-angeless-role-in-the-rise-and-mainstreaming-of-gospel-music?mc_cid=3de408fe0b&mc_eid=bb219d9a53 Link TV – June 5, 2019 Praise and worship songs stealing the limelight at a secular music festival in Southern California might seem unthinkable, but Kanye West gave a riveting gospel-inspired performance when Coachella coincided with Easter in 2019. He rapped his hit “Jesus Walks,”…

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…