Shreveport celebrates Juneteenth with art, music, and theater

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A number of activities have been planned in the area to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of ending slavery in the United States.

Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, June 19, 1865 was the day Union Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and got the word out to around 250,000 Texan slaves that they were free.  

Although it took until December 1865 for the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to officially abolish “chattel slavery” nationwide, June 19

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San Diego theater artists mark Juneteenth with plays, music and advocacy

On June 19, 1865, Texas finally freed its enslaved Black Americans, two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That day in Texas — nicknamed Juneteenth — has come to be known nationally as Freedom Day, celebrating the official end of slavery in all of the United States.

San Diego actor Joy Yvonne Jones grew up in Houston and remembers Juneteenth as a day of great celebration for her extended family.

“I grew up in a predominantly Black area, Third Ward, and Juneteenth was a huge event,” Jones said. “There are cookouts, church get-togethers … you

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10 Best Art, Dance, Theater, and Music Events in June 2021

From Pride to Juneteenth, there’s lots to celebrate and commemorate this month. What better way to do so than through the arts and other cultural programming? The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center will both debut powerful productions involving theater and music dedicated to honoring Black lives lost, while virtual Pride programming will include a DJ set filmed around New York City. The Obama Portraits Tour will kick off in Chicago, marking the first of its five stops, while a virtual African dance festival, in-person art shows, and a free week of Quincy Jones’s concert video streaming-hub, Qwest TV,

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FestivALL presses on and continues to support local art, music, theater and dance | Features/Entertainment

CHARLESTON — FestivALL returns to Charleston on Sunday, June 13, bringing with it 10 days of art, music, theater and dance.

Following the pandemic, FestivALL is still scaled back from previous years, but does feature a mix of virtual and live events.

Here are a few highlights:

June 13

Sunrise Carriage Trail Walk with Music, Art & Dance: 1 to 4 p.m. Stroll the trail to the former Sunrise Museum and enjoy performances along the way by area artists and JADCO Contemporary Dance Company. Free. Walkers are advised to park downtown and walk across the South Side Bridge to the

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FestivALL presses on and continues to support local art, music, theater and dance | Arts & Entertainment

FestivALL returns to Charleston June 13, bringing with it 10 days of art, music, theater and dance.

Following the pandemic, FestivALL is still scaled back from previous years, but does feature a mix of virtual and live events.

Here are a few highlights:

June 13

The Sunrise Carriage Trail Walk with Music, Art & Dance

Stroll the trail to the former Sunrise Museum and enjoy performances along the way by area artists and JADCO Contemporary Dance Company.

Walkers are advised to park downtown and walk across the South Side Bridge to the trail or park at the top of the

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Theater, music, dance, visual art and more in Sarasota-Manatee May 6-12

An ogre sings outdoors in ‘Shrek’

“Shrek, the Musical,” the stage version of the hit animated film, is usually produced with a cast of roughly 30 playing everyone from the green ogre named Shrek to dozens of fairy tale characters. All of them will be on hand, but in a different way in a new outdoor production presented by the Dingbat Theatre Project. All the actors play multiple characters and manipulate a variety of puppets. It is staged by founder Luke Manual McFatrich (he also plays Dragon) and is choreographed by Brian Finnerty (who also plays Lord Farquaad). Cory Woomert

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