Legendary Soprano Jessye Norman’s “Sissieretta Jones: Call Her By Her Name!” Gets Funding

Woke Up Famous, LLC, has been awarded the second of two special grants by the Ford Foundation to develop the late legendary soprano Miss Jessye Norman’s (1945-2019) passion project, “Sissieretta Jones: Call Her By Her Name!” Continue Reading →


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Join Darryl “DMC” McDaniels At The Black Comic Book Festival 2020 At The Schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its eighth annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM, 2020. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: National Sawdust Honors Jessye Norman To Benefit Sissieretta Jones

On December 17, 2018, National Sawdust recognizes two great African-American sopranos with “An Evening Honoring Jessye Norman.”

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HW Pick: Harlem Fave Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Gets Comical

WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT- January 8, 2011: Hip-Hop icon Darryl McDaniels a.k.a. D.M.C. formerly of the legendary rap group Run-DMC photographed on the motion picture set of Hard Luck. (Photo by Robert Falcetti)

On June 22, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will hold the “DYCD Heroes Project” comic book showcase with hip-hop legend and Darryl Makes Comics Publisher and Founder Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. Continue Reading →


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