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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, and NBAF Contemporaries will partner to present a screening of Keith Purvis’ “Travis and Tabitha,” Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The independently-financed dramedy highlights the lives of 26-year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28-year-old aspiring cook (Travis) who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on the south side of Chicago. This unexpected situation forces them to make profound decisions on what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

The Museum's Black Box Series uniquely affords the opportunity for cultural producers to share in-progress works on the art and culture of the African Diaspora in front of a live audience for feedback, engagement and encouragement.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art, a special conversation with Aku Kadogo, international theater director, choreographer, educator, creative producer of cultural arts projects and Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, and Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit, Thursday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Acting on his vision many years ago, Guyton set out to respond to a city that was in a state of disrepair and despondency.  Now in its 30th year, The Heidelberg Project is a thriving arts organization that aims to inspire and enrich all those who experience it.

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

ATLANTA -- The music and civil rights activism of legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone will be celebrated at the 5th Kenyetta: A Festival of Women in Jazz at Spelman College, March 26-28, with a series of presentations, lectures and musical performances, including a featured concert by the Geri Allen Trio with special guest artist Carmen Lundy.

“Nina Simone represents the epitome of the complete musician/activist, from the classical-trained pianist, to a composer whose music addresses the Black woman’s experience in America,” said Joseph Jennings, Spelman College artist emeritus in music and festival organizer.

Spelman College Museum hosts conversation centered around science, film, food, design

Spelman College Museum hosts conversation centered around science, film, food, design

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Division of College Relations will host “On Creativity,” a community conversation centered around science, film, food and design, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

Makeba Dixon-Hill, Spelman Museum curator of education, will moderate a panel discussion with Nsenga Burton, Ph.D., digital media entrepreneur; LeConté Dill, Ph.D., urban health professor and writer; Charnelle Holloway, designer/metalsmith; and Chérie Bryant, resident chef at Williams and Sonoma. The conversation will focus on creativity through the lens of visual art, food, science, and dance with topics that include process, inspiration and collaboration.

Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture

Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American Culture" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X. The program is sponsored by the Spelman College Department of English.

According to Michelle Hite, assistant English professor, the forum will address the contemptuous and deadly disregard for Black life across the social, political, and cultural landscapes in the United States since 1965. Featured symposium speakers include Karla F.C. Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English, Duke University; novelist Ravi Howard; filmmaker Christine Turner; and Winifred Watts Hemphill, president, South-View Cemetery Association.

Spelman College hosts conversation with Dr. Dwight Andrews

Spelman College hosts conversation with Dr. Dwight Andrews

ATLANTA -- As part of the 2014-2015 Signature Conversations in the Arts Series, on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., Spelman College will host a conversation with Dwight Andrews, Ph.D., a 2015 Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Andrews, a composer, musician, educator, and pastor of First Congregational Church in Atlanta, will discuss “Living a Creative Life That Bears Witness to a World of Problems and Promise,” which offers a meditation on his multi-dimensional career.

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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