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Lynnie Godfrey

   Lynnie Godfrey By Dale Shields    Ms. Godfrey received a Drama Desk Nomination for her Broadway debut in the Musical Revue EUBIE!. She received the Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress for her portrayal in NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY. She received the AUDELCO Award for Outstanding performance for …

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ALDE LEWIS

   ALDE LEWIS     Actor ~ Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director Alde Lewis, Jr., began his career as a modern dancer with Dianne McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company in New York City. He credits the late tap veteran Charles “Honi” Coles for inspiring him to become a tap dancer after Mr. Coles offered …

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EUGENE LEE

                                                Eugene Lee     Actor ~ Director ~ Playwright   By Dale Ricardo Shields Born in his maternal grandparent’s house in North Brunswick, New Jersey at 2 in the afternoon with the help …

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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN Dancer ~ Choreographer {September 8, 1944 – December 14, 2013} By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its so-called genius grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON By Dale Ricardo Shields Actor / Director / Producer Born: Lackawanna, NY Spouse: Jeannie Santiago Children: Trey Santiago, Ruben III Santiago, Broderick Santiago, Lily Santiago Parents: Ruben Santiago, Alean Hudson.   Honors 1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his …

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Chapman Roberts

~ CHAPMAN ROBERTS ~ *****In celebration of the creator of Black Stars on Broadway***** Maestro ~ Producer ~ Composer @ Dale Shields May 5, 2014 All rights reserved. In honor of the creator of Black Stars of the Great White Way Chapman Roberts debuted in the original Broadway cast of Hair. His subsequent stage appearances included feature …

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BLACK HISTORY

  A Dale Shields Research Collaboration BLACK HISTORY The first Africans as slave labor are introduced in America. A Dutch trader exchanges his cargo of 20 Africans for food in Jamestown Virginia, in August of 1619. It is believed that these Africans were sold into conditions similar to indentured servitude – a common practice in …

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Stanley Wayne Mathis

  ~ Stanley Wayne Mathis ~ by Dale Ricardo Shields “I read somewhere many years ago while working on the West Coast (The Jelly’s Last Jam workshop at The Mark Taper Forum) “Fame is what others give you. Sucess is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis STANLEY WAYNE MATHIS has performed on The …

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