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Invigorating Dance, Theater and Music Events Highlight Fall Season at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts

Reel Sisters Film Festival, benefit concerts, comedy and gospel are among offerings at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Call Me CrazyBrooklyn, N.Y. – Benefit concerts and comedy and gospel shows are among the bounty of cultural offerings this fall at Long Island University's Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.  

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit

Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Onyx Release
Baba Obediah Wright, founder of Balance Dance Theatre, presents the debut production of Pure Onyx Movement Dance Company. Performance features the art of belly dance and movement celebrating Afrocentric history and the ability of women to create and carry life, with a special appearance by Balance Dance Theater and other special guests. Tickets: $20; $ 17 students/seniors with ID

Saturday, September 17, 8 p.m.
Mood Indigo – The Magic of Nina Simone
Rhapsodie Collective, in association with Kumble Theater, presents original dance and choreography set to live vocal interpretations of Ms. Simone's finest work. Featured artists include Francesca Harper, Karen Bernod, Fredi Walker Browne, Malachi Rivers, Shamar Forte, Scout Line and r'kardo st'von. Tickets:  $20

Friday-Saturday, September 23-24, September 30-October 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 25 and October 2, 4 p.m.
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Urbintel, Inc. and Kumble Theater present the return engagement of "Call Me Crazy," written and performed by Helena D. Lewis. In this comedic, autobiographical, one-woman play, Lewis — a certified alcohol, drug and HIV/AIDS counselor — recalls her experiences running a drop-in center. Tickets: $20; $18, groups of 10 or more

Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Nakama Japan – Circle of Friends
Free benefit concert for Japan Society's disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. Pre-show auction at 5:30 p.m.; post concert call for donations.

Saturday, October 8, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
From Haiti to Brooklyn
Brooklyn born-comedian and comic writer Wil Sylvince (as seen on BET's "Comic View," HBO'S "Def Comedy Jam," and "Showtime at the Apollo") headlines a benefit for the organization, NJ for Haiti. Tickets: $25; $18, students with ID

Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Faculty Concert
The Brooklyn Campus Dance Department presents an eclectic evening of contemporary dance and performance art choreography. Dance faculty includes former members of such dance companies as Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Mark Morris and Martha Graham Dance Company. Tickets: $15; $10, students and seniors

Saturday, October 15, 1 p.m.; Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m.
14th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
Reel Sisters, a Brooklyn-based film festival founded by African Voices magazine and the Brooklyn Campus, presents an exciting selection of works by more than 20 women filmmakers from Africa to Brooklyn. "From Cleopatra Jones to Michelle Obama: Saluting Women of Color & Revisiting Feminism" is the theme for this year's festival. On Sunday, October 16, Reel Sisters will present its Trailblazer Award to Moikgantsi Kgama, president/founder of Image Nation, for her outstanding contribution to the independent film community. For more information, visit Tickets: $15, $10, students/seniors

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
A Night of Inspiration – Gospel Music
A-Minor Musik Group presents gospel singer Danielle Lewis, who performs to benefit Shannon S.H.A.R.E. Charity. Bone marrow drive, 6 p.m. Tickets: $15; $30 (includes CD/book and post-show reception)

Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Minister Marcus Presents 3rd Annual Kingdom Choice Awards
Kingdom Time Entertainment will host the 3rd annual Kingdom Choice Awards, the official New York City urban gospel award show recognized as one of the best award shows in the genre. Awards will be presented in 16 categories with live performances by some of the leading urban gospel artists in the country. The 2011 KCA honorees are Grammy Award-nominated Gospel Gangtaz and New York City trailblazers J.A.Z. and Magellan. Tickets: $25

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/01/2011

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