Monday, September 17, 2018

Danny Simmons @ THIRD THURSDAY @ Allentown Art Museum Sep 20th

Stop by the Allentown Art Museum every Third Thursday for free admission to the galleries from 4 till 8 p.m. Enjoy our fall exhibitions and the following free-to-all activities.

5:30–7 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Tasting with the Social Still
Start your evening at the Museum in good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways lounge. Social Still Distillery will be providing samples of some of their many varieties of spirits as well as a sample of one of their signature cocktails to kick the night off. Must be at least 21 years of age.

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Adult art workshop with Angel Suarez-Rosado
Hands-on artmaking with Easton-based artist Angel Suarez-Rosado. Discuss the importance of power objects that Angel often uses in his practice, and learn ways to transform everyday objects into artworks with profound meaning.

Shrine for the Black Madonna

6–8 p.m. Danny Simmons, Ursula Rucker, and Shrine for the Black Madonna featuring Brian Tate
Legendary artist, poet, activist, writer, and art collector Danny Simmons (full bio below) comes to the Allentown Art Museum! With his artwork and latest volume of poetry, The Return of 2 Dick Willie, he brings a unique evening of poetry, music, and visual art (adult content, book signing to follow). Ursula Rucker, one of the architects of Philadelphia’s poetic revival, has transfixed audiences from Tokyo to Capetown. She has worked alongside the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Mos Def, Macy Gray, and the late great Nina Simone. Shrine for the Black Madonna, featuring Brian Tate, has been described by Vernon Reid, the founder/guitarist, of Living Colour, as the Next Sound of Rock. The band mixes furiously seductive acid-pop with bursts of dub, African metal, soul, and more, listen here.

Danny Simmons, the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Reverend Run” of Run–D.M.C.), is a neo-African abstract expressionist painter and co-founder and chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (since 1995), which provides disadvantaged urban youth with arts access and education. As part of Rush Philanthropic, Simmons also founded Rush Arts Gallery and soon after that converted part of his loft in Brooklyn into the Corridor Gallery. Both galleries provided exhibition opportunities to early and mid-career artists who do not have commercial representation through galleries or private dealers. Along with his brother Russell, Simmons created Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days as the Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling, But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home. He has also published Deep in your best reflection and The Brown beatnik tomes, two additional volumes of poetry. In 2015 Simmons moved to Philadelphia and opened Rush Arts Philadelphia gallery (RAP) to further the Rush Arts mission and to begin to create a national presence for the service organization. Simmons has had his work shown nationally. Chase Manhattan Bank, the United Nations, and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture all show his work as part of their collections. The Brooklyn Museum as well as the Smithsonian African American Museum have featured his work. He is also an avid collector of African art and comic books. Simmons’s most recent book of poetry is entitled The Return of 2 Dick Willie.

11th Annual African American / Latino Round-table 10/10/18 Bus Sponsorship

Friday, September 14, 2018

Join the team at Northampton Community College!

Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Positions Currently Open

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Part time:

Adjunct teaching positions (various)

Other positions also available include adjunct instructors, regular part-time, and various pool positions. Applicant pools are reviewed for these positions as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our careers site, as postings are subject to change.

Northampton Community College serves more than 35,000 students a year at the Main Campus in Bethlehem, a branch campus in Tannersville, and the Fowler Family Southside Center in south Bethlehem.

The College is also one of the largest employers in the region with more than 1,700 full- and part-time employees. We offer a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package for full-time employees, which includes health, dental, term life, long-term disability, retirement and educational assistance

To apply or for more information, visit our careers site at

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jazz @ the William Center for the Arts @ Lafayette College in Easton, PA Sep 2018 to April 2019

Williams Center for the Arts
  We are happy to share with you the 29 distinctive events in chamber musicjazz,  world musicdancetheater, and family programming that comprise the Williams Center for the Arts’ 2018/19 Performance Series. Providing a platform for audiences to experience the limitless variety of human expression is fundamental to everything we do at the Williams Center. From the titans of their form, like Deborah Voigt,  Steve Coleman, Jordi SavallRonald K. Brown, and Kodo, to exceptionally talented newcomers like Amirah SackettPatricia KopatchinskajaGwilym Simcock, and Raphaëlle Boitel, to family programming for the very youngest members of our audience,
the artists on the 18/19 season have that special ability to underscore our common humanity, to fire the imagination, and to bring us closer as a community.
The Williams Center brings this excitement downtown to Buck Hall’s Landis Cinema via National Theatre Live broadcasts of London’s best theater; and, on the hill, we continue Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures,16-month initiative designed to showcase and celebrate the expressions of Muslim artists from around the world. Take some time to explore the website and all the exciting events that await us in the coming months, then join us for a show or two (or 12!)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wake Up With WURD 96.1FM/ 900AM: Dr. Aaron Smith's Interview with Omarosa Manigault Newman

Omarosa Manigault Newman was a former political aide to President Donald Trump and writer of the critically acclaimed book about her time in the White House entitled, Unhinged. She joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about Unhinged, politics, the murder of her father, and her ties to Philadelphia.

Thursday, August 30, 2018



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Monday, August 27, 2018

THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW: Fri, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM @ the State Theatre Center for the Arts


@ the State Theatre Center for the Arts
453 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
610-258-7766 x204
Fx: 610-258-2570

Fri, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Starring Belinda Davids
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids who has been featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’.With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’,  ‘Greatest Love of All’, ‘I’m Every Woman’ and more.