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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
The casket of Gerald R. Williams preparing to be transported from the site of the funeral.
Photo by Terry Wright

Funeral for Gerald Williams attracted hundreds

By Ahjahnae LaQuer The weather on the morning of Feb. 11 was frigid cold and windy. However, instead of keeping warm inside the comfort of their own homes, Joneé Brown and Gerald Williams were on their way to say their final goodbyes to their 20 year-old son, Gerald Ronald Williams. The funeral was held at Reid Temple AME Church, which is home to 8,000 church members, 300 choir members, and a sanctuary built to hold 3,000 people. Ushers in white gloves greeted mourners young and old as they started to swiftly enter the building around 10:13 a.m. Guests signed in […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS

“There Was a Boy” Is Coming to Morgan State

by Tiffany BrownOpera at Morgan will present the Broadway-style jazz opera “There Was a Boy” at the Murphy Fine Arts Center for the first time this beginning this Thursday through the weekend. Nat King Cole’s talented voice gained the attention of Capital Records from 1943 to 1965, bringing him sought after fame. Through his career as a traditional pop artist, though now known as jazz, he longed for his father’s approval. The jazz opera is told through the eyes of his father who was a Baptist preacher. Writer James Rich plays the role of Nat King Cole. Vice President of […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT