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#whoiskesha, Jax Makerspace, Jacksonville Public Library, photos by Hurley Winkler

Who is Kesha? The Jacksonville Public Library and the Black Female Experience

When she first conceived the idea for the Kesha exhibit, Arts and Culture Developer, Shawana Brooks recalls asking herself, “What would it take to showcase artists that lived here in Jacksonville and resource their abilities back to the community? What would it take to execute creative and collaborative art exhibitions that had a strong position on learning in all dimensions?” Through her curation of 14 black female artists, Brooks developed Kesha as a representation of the black female experience attached to one female name. She strives to explore society’s consistent erasure of the black female through “high quality contemporary work …

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The Color Purple – theatre review

Theatre magic will be on stage at Jacksonville’s  until April 27, with its superb production of the musical,  We urge you to get your tickets quickly as this is going to be a blockbuster hit as soon as the word gets out. The musical has an interesting history. It began as ‘s 1982  winning book, and was followed by a 1985 film adaptation by .  played the role of Sofia and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. With Ms. Winfrey’s assistance and ten million dollars it was adapted as a stage musical that opened in 2005. It is …

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october, 2021

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