Duchess Harris, PhD, JD

MIRIAM (Duchess) HARRIS  “I wouldn’t trade nothing for my journey now.“ Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Macalester College. She joined the faculty in 1998 and has an expertise in 20th-century political history, feminist theory, and race and the law.   “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it …

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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. Success is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis Stanley Wayne Mathis has directed and choreographed for …

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Louis Johnson

Louis  Johnson Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director ~ Professor  ~ Legendary ~  By Dale Ricardo Shields   “Most renowned for his choreography in the timeless film, The Wiz, Johnson was one of the first African Americans to appear in a Broadway ensemble.  Having been featured and learning from some of the dance greats, including Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, Johnson began creating …

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Terry Burrell

  TERRY BURRELL by Dale Ricardo Shields  TERRY BURRELL is a Broadway leading actress of West Indian-American descent and accomplished Broadway musical leading lady! LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL “Change your consciousness and you change your experience in life.”   Her vast Broadway credits include starring roles in more major productions on the Great White …

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