Friday, March 23, 2012

3rd Annual Women of Excellence in the Arts - March 26 in New York City


From a media release:

THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE HOSTS ITS THIRD ANNUAL EVENING WITH WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

NEW YORK CITY -
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Riverside Theatre — in partnership with City University of New York (CUNY) — will host its Third Annual Evening with Women of Excellence in the Arts event, acknowledging the profound contribution that women have made in entertainment and their anticipation of greater empowerment, involvement, and impact on the nation.  The town hall-style program will take place on Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Theatre, located in the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.

The program, hosted by Image Activist/Founder of The MAD Free Conversation Project, Michaela Angela Davis, will feature the perspectives of prominent women in entertainment from around the country.  Program panelists include: Tony Award® winning actress Lillias White; legendary rhythm and blues artist Melba Moore; Black Girls Rock CEO, Beverly Bond, radio personality Malikha Mallette; casting director for the Oscar-nominated film “Precious” and the forthcoming film “Sparkle,” starring Whitney Houston, Winsome Sinclair; and successful producer (“VH1’s Love & Hip Hop”) and CEO of multimedia firm Monami Entertainment (Missy Elliott, Jim Jones), Mona Scott-Young.  The accomplished group will come together for a dialogue focusing on the historic relevance of women in entertainment, their personal stories, the issues facing American women, and society’s global connection with women worldwide.

• Doors open at 6:00 p.m. sharp and tickets are $20.00 for the panel discussion only, $35.00 for the panel discussion and special VIP reception. 
• The VIP reception will include hors d’oeuvres, dessert and refreshments. 
• Tickets may be purchased at The Riverside Theatre box office, by phone at 212-870-6784 or online
• All proceeds will help support the Theatre’s programs.


Originally named the Cloister Theatre, The Riverside Theatre — founded in 1960 and located at the historic Riverside Church — produces work that promotes and deepens cultural and social awareness.  Highlights from the previous seasons have included: the Katherine Dunham Tribute; the Clark Terry Tribute hosted by the late Ossie Davis, with special guests Bill Cosby, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, Nicholas Payton and Jon Faddis; and the screening of The Rise & Fall of Jim Crow, in collaboration with Thirteen WNET.

THIRD ANNUAL EVENING WITH WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
MONDAY, MARCH 26
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (PANEL DISCUSSION); DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.
9:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (VIP RECEPTION)

THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE
91 CLAREMONT AVE. (BET. 120TH & 122ND ST.)
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

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