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DALE RICARDO SHIELDS 

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Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled” (No copyright infringement intended)

“We are a people.
A people do not throw their geniuses away.
And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and, if necessary, bone by bone.” 

― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens

~*~

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Black Broadway History ~ Moments*

Black Broadway History ~ Moments* A look at some important works in the history of Black theatre. By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS     Take a look at the accomplishments that African Americans have made, those stories that Black artists have created on Broadway that helped tell the American story.   Twenty landmark shows that reflect …

Jonelle Allen

      Jonelle  Allen   By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    “What sums me up is Eclectic and Versatile!“  “What I tell young actors is LEARN your Craft.“ “When I was seven years old, the Hallmark Hall of Fame, produced Green Pastures (directed by George Schaeffer) with William Warfield as De Lawd and Rochester as Noah, …

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Cicely Louise Tyson

  Cicely Louise Tyson  By Dale Ricardo Shields Born: December 18, 1924  Death: January 28, 2021 Cicely Tyson was a powerhouse. “She was a talented stage, screen, and television actress who won a Tony, three Emmys, and an honorary Oscar during her remarkable seven-decade career. During a time in the film industry that often defaulted …

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SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 -10 “She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.“ Los Angeles Times  Sandra Reaves-Phillips (born December 23, 1944) is an American and International actress, writer, and singer. …

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Dale Ricardo Shields

Dale Ricardo Shields ~ Find your own voice – Gwendolyn Brooks ~ Director, Educator, and Artistic Activist  Dale Ricardo Shields is a 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/”VIV” Special Achievement Award and …

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Black Broadway Theatre History ~ Our Moments and Circumstances 

 Black Broadway Theatre History ~                           Our Moments and Circumstances  A  look at important moments in the History of Black Theatre   Researched and Edited by Dale Ricardo Shields   Educational Purposes Only [No Copyright Infringement Intended] Images may be subject to copyright. …

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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 “Genius” grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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