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An Evening with Amiri Baraka

Comedy@SCA Festival

Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center

Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20 Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall and the Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108

The Black Arts Movement, as the aesthetic counterpart to the Black Power Movement, championed a Black Nationalist agenda, challenged Eurocentrism in U.S. literature, reminded us that “Black Is Beautiful” and uplifted the work of many writers who would illustrate the political potential of the arts. Join us as Black Arts Movement founder, poet and political activist Amiri Baraka, one of the most controversial and productive writers of the twentieth century, presents an evening of poetry, performance and conversation about his life and his life’s work. Baraka is a professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has won numerous awards, including an Obie for Dutchman and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo: Frank Stewart

Organized by Javon Johnson (American Studies and Ethnicity).

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VISIONS AND VOICES

A three-day festival hosted by USC School of Cinematic Arts professors Jack Epps, Jr., David Isaacs and Barnet Kellman will celebrate comedy in film, television and new media. The festival will be presented in conjunction with the launch of the Comedy@SCA Initiative, a new multidisciplinary track at the School of Cinematic Arts. The festival will open with a sneak-preview screening of an unreleased comedy feature. Discussions with prominent comedy writers, directors, producers and performers will be presented throughout the weekend on topics including classic television comedy, comedy and animation, film and new media, comedy and new media and current television comedies. Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...

Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...