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Savion Glover: Tapping Into African-American History Through Dance

The halls of Washington, D.C.’s historic Howard Theatre will be filled with the haunting tones of jazz as well as the skillful tapping of feet over the weekend, with renowned performer Savion Glover taking the stage to share “the dance.” 
“It’s basically going to be myself and a jazz quartet band [the Otherz] and we will of course do some cover tunes … some of the great jazz-music contributors, people like John Coltrane, Miles Davis,” the choreographer and dancer tells The Root. “We will also cover some original tunes.”


Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
* MULYP Empowerment Conference
6:30pm-9:30pm | The Crescent Club
* Avery Sunshine in Concert
7pm | 1884 Lounge 

Gary Owen is “Just a Cool Guy”

Gary Owen
“You don’t choose your audience, they just choose you.” With these wise words, the hysterical Gary Owen explains how a Caucasian comedian commands the attention of his primarily African-American audience.
Reminiscent upon his days as Comic of The Year and the only white host ever for BET’s Comic View, Gary appreciates and understands his core audience and doesn’t necessarily see himself as the “token” go-to white comedian, but more as “the handpicked talent” from producers.

K. Michelle talks Rebellious Soul: The Musical

K. Michelle is taking the next step in her career by modifyingspace“>  her award-winning album The Rebellious Soul into a musical.
Let that marinate.
In a joint collaboration with VH1 and Atlantic Records, Rebellious Soul: The Musical is a story about a stripper’s journey in love, set to to the vocals of the Tennessee singer.

Ala. Elementary School Teacher on Leave after Having Students Reenact Mike Brown Shooting

An elementary school teacher in Selma, Ala. is under scrutiny after having students research and reenact the death of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teen Mike Brown, the Selma Times-Journal reports.
The unidentified teacher was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, after a Facebook post by an angry parent blasted the lesson.