Avery Brooks At National Black Theatre
The National Black Theatre – Institute of Action Arts (NBT) is inviting the public to a rare, intimate evening with the legendary Avery Brooks.
He will lead an inspiring CD release concert, entitled: “HERE.” “Here,” will be presented on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s historical landmark building on National Black Theatre Way (Fifth Avenue between 125th & 126th Streets.) Avery Brooks new CD, Here, is a mix of jazz instrumentals, jazz vocals and spoken word. He will woo you the smooth timbre of his vocals, entice you with the heartfelt phrasing of his lyrics, all the while capturing you with his presence and his smile. So in the words from a single on his CD, You Don’t Know Me – “My heart is beating slow, and anyone can tell, you think you know me. Well, but you don’t me, no you don’t know me.” You are now invited to get to know yet another side to Avery Brooks.
Mr. Brooks, world renowned actor, musician, director and educator, is no stranger to African American theater. He plays jazz piano, has performed and received rave reviews as Paul Robeson and sang the lead in the Anthony Davis opera – X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. He is a tenured professor of Theater at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he has taught since 1976. Mr. Brooks was also the artistic director of the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta GA from 1993 to 1996.
Therefore the coming together of Avery Brooks and the National Black Theatre is a natural partnership producing an energy infused collaboration of positive vibes. NBT has been a force in Harlem since 1968. Its founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, began NBT as a non-profit organization and center for research and development. NBT has since grown into an institution providing an alternative learning environment offering organizations and individuals, specifically those of African descent born in America, a space to discover, explore, nurture, articulate, address, and heal the negative attitudes and emotions blocking freedom of expression. Participants are able to fully express dignity, respect and cultural values of self-love.
“HERE,” An Evening with Avery Brooks, this one of kind concert will take place at NBT’s home base, 2031 Fifth Avenue Harlem NY at 8:00 PM on November 19, 2010. General seating is $35. Reserved limited table seating is available for $50. To purchase your tickets using your credit card call 212-868-4444 or visit our online box office at www.smarttix.com. For further information, please call 212-722-3800.
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Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, Inc.