Photo by D. D. Rider
Writing for big bands, choirs, and small ensembles, Carla Bley remains a graceful and innovative voice for progressive jazz.
Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.
Photo by Dorothy Darr
Expanding the tradition and language of jazz.
Courtesy of Sam White
Sam White loves Shakespeare and loves her hometown Detroit. So she emptied her bank account and started a site-specific professional theater company, Shakespeare in Detroit. It’s amazing.
Actor Tonya Beckman: a core member of the Taffety Punk Theater Company
and a Riot Grrrl in good standing. Classical theater with a difference.
Photo by Christopher Barclay
Deborah Bond sings like a dream, has three cds and tours internationally.
But she still needs a day job to pay the bills.
Photo courtesy of Algonquin Press
Tayari Jones: an author who loves the process of writing.
Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.
Sam Pollard © LaMont Hamilton Photographic Imaging
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand.
Thomas W. Jones II. Courtesy of Metro Stage
Makes sense of the world through theater.
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.
Auto Mechanic Harold Kyle plays with movement, balance, and shadows in his sculpture.
Maria Rosario Jackson talks about urban planning with art at its heart.
Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw and John Vick, curators of Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the PMA
Organizing curator John Vick and consulting curator/editor Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw tell us about its rich history.
Photo credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.