Wanda's Picks Special with Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance & Sheila Head, Head Designs
Special Broadcast with Raissa Simpson, Artistic Director, PUSH who speaks about her upcoming show in Union Square San Francisco, Friday-Monday, May 25-28, 2012. Bitter Melon is latest collaborations between artistic director Raissa Simpson with Ben Wood and his partner David Mark. Co-commissioned by San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Union Square Live, and San Francisco Recreations & Parks. Visit http://pushdance.org/events.php
Sheila Head of Head Design Beauty shop in Oakland is a nominee for the Pillar Award for the Oakland Indie Awards, May 31, 2012 at the Kaiser Center, 5:30-8:30 PM. http://www.oaklandunwrapped.org/indies/nominees12.html
We rebroadcast interviews with director, Robin Fryday, who speaks about Barber of Birmingham, the story of James Armstrong, a foot soldier for the Civil Rights Movement on the election of the first black President, Barack Obama. The film was nominated for an Academy Award this year.
We also rebroadcast an interview with curator for the National African American Museum in Washington D.C. on the occasion of its grounding breaking in February 2012. Music: "Free at Last, " a selection from Chinyakare,and another selection courtesy of Ebony Iman Dallas. Both are announced on the air.