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Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival Accepted as an OSCAR® Qualifying Festival in …



Aurora, CO — Run&Shoot Filmworks' Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is excited to announce that it has been approved by …
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Muggings mar Global Citizen Festival charity concert in South Africa


A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyoncé​, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honour of Nelson Mandela.

Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Most people had a good time and got home safely, but the night turned ugly for some when they were accosted by thugs as they left the stadium.

The witness accounts of thieves brazenly assaulting a crowd shocked many South Africans, even in a country with a high rate of violent crime.

The muggings tarnished Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, whose organizers campaign for girls’ education, an end to extreme poverty and other…

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Festival of African culture to feature vibrant local art scene, works of rising artists in UAE


The event will also be showcasing Art Nights, a platform for the local community to connect with established and upcoming artists.

Palm Jumeirah residents and visitors are bound to have a colourful weekend ahead as an arts festival is set to bring together artists, musicians, painters and sculptors to celebrate creativity.

To be held from December 7 to 8 on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the Cultural Flair will present the African Cultural Pavilion that will give a deep insight into West and East Africa’s heritage, while allowing visitors to donate for a safe home for underprivileged girls in Kenya. 

The event will also be showcasing Art Nights, a platform for the local community to connect with established and upcoming artists.

UAE-based…

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Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert held in Johannesburg for African development | News | DW


Global Citizen was co-founded 10 years ago by Australian Hugh Evans and partnered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as a variety of NGOs. On Sunday, the stars turned out for a big concert in the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In a message beamed on screen during the event, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany wanted to work with Africa to offer its young people good prospects for the future. 

“With this in mind, we have just launched the Development Investment Fund here in Berlin,” Merkel said. “We hope to raise up to a billion euros through this fund.”

Germany will make available €63 million ($71 million) to the International Fund for Agricultural Development over the next three years. 

The concert was broadcast live and is the latest in an annual…

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Beyonce, Jay-Z Perform at First Global Citizen Festival In South Africa


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Efforts to overcome extreme poverty came with a slew of superstar performances at the inaugural Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. But the night’s most anticipated appearance came from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who brought their On the Run II show to Johannesburg while paying tribute to Nelson “Mandiba” Mandela.

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The couple took the stage shortly after Oprah delivered a powerful keynote address recognizing the legacy of the late South African president and anti-apartheid leader. After the crowd impatiently chanted “Beyoncé” for several minutes, the couple emerged in stunning new costumes and opened with a soul-stirring rendition of Jay-Z’s hit song, “Holy…

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JAG Productions Joins Full-Ship African-American Music Festival At Sea With LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL


JAG Productions joins full-ship African-American music festival at sea with its production of the profound jazz musical, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.
JAG’s production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a haunting play with captivating insights of the life of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, will feature amongst the many brilliant performances that Capital Jazz Fest has selected for its full-ship music festival at sea, a cruise that will depart from Florida to visit Haiti, Honduras, Belize and Mexico starting January 17, 2019 on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas cruise ship.

This past summer, from May 24 to June 10, 2018, JAG presented a three city-run production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, across three locations in Vermont, including Discover Jazz…

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