THEATER

Theatre Morgan takes a revolutionary look to present day issues

Jazmine Hawes, Contributing WriterMorgan State University’s theater department presented an evening of one-acts in the play the “Dutchman & The Last Revolutionary” this past weekend. The play was directed by former The Wire actor and current Morgan professor Philip Royston Burgess and written by Leroi Jones, Imamu Amiri Baraka and Levy Lee Simon. Morgan students Juwan Hensley and Aaron Miller, and Towson senior Kathleen Whitney played the main characters. The play was broken into two parts, focusing on two time periods in which the black community were racially targeted; the 1960s, when Clay (Hensley) was targeted by a white woman […]

by · October 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, THEATER

Classic film hits the stage at Murphy Fine Arts Center

Jazmine Hawes and Khalia Patterson“Love Jones: The Musical” brought together an all-star cast to wow the audience with a modern rendition of a 90’s classic in the Murphy Fine Arts Center this past weekend. MC Lyte and “Love Jones” writer and director Theodore Witcher assembled a crew of notable R&B stars to appear in the musical, including Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn and Dave Hollister. The musical, which was available for viewing Friday through Sunday night in Morgan State’s very own Murphy Fine Arts Building, was a modernized version of the thought-provoking and heart-warming movie. MC Lyte […]

by · September 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, THEATER
Morgan community reflects on community violence through “Mother’s Lament”

Morgan community reflects on community violence through “Mother’s Lament”

Terrance Smith, Staff WriterThe Murphy Fine Arts Center on Morgan State University hosted a multimedia concert adaptation of the play Mother’s Lament on Saturday evening. The event came to fruition from minds of composer Dr. James Lee III, creator of the visual interpretation of Mother’s Lament: Mother’s Prayer E.L. Briscoe, and producer Vincent Dion Stringer. “It’s amazing to see a vision go from the page to the stage,” said Stringer The event was hosted by Dorothy Johnson Speight, Founder & National Executive Director of Mother’s In Charge, Inc. Mothers In Charge is a national anti-violence organization geared towards mothers who […]

by · September 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, THEATER
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

by Janelle Ferguson, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterAs if we already thought the bar was set high enough for the Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil War (CACW) has surpassed all expectations for fans and movie critics, arguably making this the best Marvel film of the past couple of years. Emmy Award-winning directors and brother duo, Anthony and Joseph V. Russo have successfully made something new to add to the Marvel Cinematic Universe collection. Even though it is a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Solider (CAWS) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (AOU), it is undeniable that this movie is […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, NATIONAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS, THEATER
Soul On Ice, the story behind the film

Soul On Ice, the story behind the film

by Maliik Obee, Staff Writer Even though 23 teams in the NHL are based in the U.S., hockey has yet to translate on a larger scale to the African-American youth. Director Damon Kwame Mason is out to inform the world of hockey’s black history, as well as inspire the next generation. “Hockey needs that Michael Jordan type of player,” said Mason, “Hockey is ready for that black superstar”. Mason looks to inspire that next great black player with his documentary Soul on Ice, which shares a name with the acclaimed book of Black Panther, Eldridge Cleaver. Soul on Ice breaks […]

by · February 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, MOVIES, MSU Spotlight, SECTIONS, THEATER