I will be the Host at the Big Dreams Concert on April 15th at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA! The concert will be an evening of soulful piano, jazz and vocals with special guest appearances from DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Dancers, Pearl School of Modeling, and more!
Click here to get your tickets for the Big Dreams Concert!
Music, Costumes, A Great Storyline! It’s all in The Lion King! Join me at one of our 4 shows at Aurora Theatre Friday June 23rd 11:30 am and 4pm. Saturday June 24th 11:30am and 2pm. Tickets are $7 plus tax at www.tickets.auroratheatre.com I’ll be playing the role of Nala! — at Aurora Theatre.
Check out A Lady Named Pearl Modeling Academy at http://aladynamedpearl.com/school/
So, me and my Youth Ensemble Of Atlanta buddies performed at an Anti-Violence Conference sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine during Spring Break. It would have been fun to take a vacation, but our world is so violent right now that I think it was worth doing what I can to help stop violence.
If you would like to know how you can get involved, visit http://www.cphmPublicHealthSummit.org
You might not know this guy, but you’ll be surprised to know who he is related to. You’ve heard of Denise McNair, right? She was one of the 4 Little Girls bombed in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. When I think of her, I think about how she was just a young girl like me when that happened to her. She will always hold a special place in my heart. ♥
So when I met Terrell (not Chris Brown- I thought he looked like him) after my performance in the world premier of Akil Dupont’s musical Underground and he told me that he was Denise’s cousin, I felt so honored. Here we were at Underground, which tells the story of slaves trying to escape to freedom while singing spirituals to strenghthen and guide them along the way, and I meet someone who is living proof of the struggle for freedom and equality that African Americans have endured even to this day.
It’s like just when you think, “Why do we have to keep telling these stories about slavery and the Civil Rights Movement?” you meet someone who is a direct descendant of the people we have read about and heard about in movies. That’s when you know that we cannot just say oh that was then and this is now. We have to keep telling the stories so that we can become better people, a better nation.
Everybody loves to post memes on Facebook and Instagram so I decided to make some of my own. You can use them if you like!
Photography by Terry Kiser. Contact Terry on Twitter: @musicman_tk on IG: @therealt.k on FB: Terry Kiser