Casting for Tupac Shakur Broadway Musical Starts Saturday
The Broadway musical titled “Holler If Ya Hear Me” inspired by and featuring the music of the late Tupac Amaru Shakur is finally headed to Broadway! According to Playbill.com the show is currently in pre-production stages and holding castings.
Mrs. Shakur was “ecstatic” and can’t wait for the show, according to reps.
The play will be directed by Kenny Leon. In the spring of 2004 Leon directed a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad. He also directed the Broadway premiere of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean.” In spring 2007, he directed August Wilson’s “Radio Golf.” All three plays were nominated for Tony Awards.
Holler If Ya Hear Me - Open Call
WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 10th, 2012 12-6PM, sign in will begin at 11AM *Actors must be available for workshop dates: 4/23 - 5/11
SEEKING: African American Male and Female rappers ages 18 – 35. Additionally seeking one Caucasian actor ages 20 – 25 with a strong facility for rap and terrific guitar skills. Strong legit singing voices a plus for all, but not required.
WHAT TO PREPARE: A rap of choice under 2 minutes. We will supply a boom box if needed. Singers should prepare 16 - 32 bars of an uptempo song to sing accapella. You may bring your own accompaniment if you want.
CAN’T MAKE IT?: Email picture/resume with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Name / Age / Permanent state of residence / Union affiliation (if any, not required) / Theater experience (if any, not required)
This event is free and open to the public, however, pr-registration at the above link is required. (If link is inactive, copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar)
The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education is a comprehensive center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. The Metro Center acts as a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Our mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers.
Under the editorial guidance of series editor Professor Ernest Morrell of Teachers College, Columbia University, PETER LANG PUBLISHING (New York, New York) is pleased to invite book length manuscripts and book ideas for its newly initiated editorial program series focusing on “Black Studies and Critical Thinking” (BSCT). BSCT is an interdisciplinary series that offers a unique opportunity to study the social, economic, and political forces that have shaped and continue to shape the lives and experiences of Black Americans. Under this area, Professor Morrell is seeking specific manuscripts that examine Blacks in Youth and Childhood Culture—For example, Media and Popular Culture, K-12 Education, and Community and Cultural Wealth. Potential topics could examine: Youth in elementary and secondary education; Youth as consumers and producers of popular culture, the construction of black childhood and black adolescence in media and popular culture, neighborhood and non-school intervention programs in the Black Community; youth experiences in homes and families; and other topics.
If interested, you are invited to submit a BOOK PROSPECTUS to Professor Ernest Morrell which contains the following information: 1) author’s name, title affiliation and mailing address; 2) book rationale—2-3 pages; 3) scope of book and proposed length—-2-3 pages; 4) audience and competition—1-2 pages; and expected manuscript completion
CONTACT: Ernest Morrell, Ph.D. Professor, English Education Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Teachers College, Columbia University 525 W. 120th Street, Box #183 New York, New York 10027 email@example.com
Call for papers for 3rd Annual "Is Hip-Hop History?" Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, PANELS AND PARTICIPANTS
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 3
Presented by The City College of New York Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, The “Is Hip-Hop History?” Conference is the first hip-hop conference hosted by a worker education program, it aims to provide a forum that features the work of researchers, hip-hop industry practitioners, artists, and working adult students. This year’s theme is “The Battle,” a metaphor for a particular type of emotionally charged artistic execution. “The battle” has characteristic martial airs that should not detract us from its additional function as a process and theory of creativity. These extended contests influenced early graffiti writers and break dancers to new heights of originality. In rap music it takes on ritualistic forms of acknowledgement, challenge and revision that leads hip hop scholars engaged in their own movement of ideas to argue that the battle is Hip Hop’s own dialectic. It is in this spirit that we issue a “holla” for papers. Keep it movin’.
When: Friday, February 25, 2012 & Saturday, February 26, 2012
The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is planning an upcoming Special Issue themed Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education. This Special Issue intends to push beyond traditional understandings of arts teaching and learning to consider how education in and through the arts best suits the sophisticated demands of today’s students within the complex social and political landscapes that they inhabit.
Expanding our Vision for the Arts in Education will bring together the voices of practitioners, researchers, and youth who engage in innovative arts learning. In so doing, this issue will provide a launch-pad for ideas that will push the boundaries of what arts education looks like (or may look like) in our current educational ecosystem. Specifically, HER invites authors to submit proposals for manuscripts that address the ways in which high quality arts learning experiences of various forms can be successfully implemented to drive the learning and engagement of 21st century young people and adults in schools, through after-school programs, in formal and informal learning environments, and online in the digital world.