Friday, October 12, 2012

Wanda's Picks Radio Show: October 10, 2012

We open the show with a conversation with Khary L. Moye, Michael Lange, Gift Harris, all cast from "A Soldier's Play," Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1982). (Fuller also founded the founder of the Afro-American Arts Theatre in Philadelphia, 1967). Directed by Abbie Rhone, the play, which opened Sept. 28 continues Friday-Sat., 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM in San Francisco at the Southside Theatre, Bldg. For tickets and information call: (510) 213-0401.

We then shift to an archival interview with director, Robin Fryday, who speaks in Feb. 22, this year about "Barber of Birmingham," nominated for a Grammy.

We close with an interview with Professor Manu Ampim about The Save Nubia Project. The classical African civilizations of ancient Kush and Nubia are in jeopardy of being permanently flooded by a series of dams along the Nile River in northern and central Sudan. Time is limited for Prof. Manu Ampim and his research team to document the remaining archaeological evidence before the flooding begins. The mission will require $50,000 to complete and help convince UNESCO to begin protection of the sites. The fundraiser is Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Linen Life Gallery, 770 E 14th St., San Leandro, CA 94577, (510) 273-2456.


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