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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

Rhythm Sounds

DALLAS - Rhythms and Sounds of Poetry test the literary, musical and dramatic talents of the employees, students and guests of Brookhaven College. The public is welcome for this free performance on Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Performance Hall, for “It's Showtime at the Apollo: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance.”

Selena Stewart-Alexander, English professor, organizes the annual event, Brookhaven College’s link to the Dallas County Community College District’s Black History Month celebrations and activities. Using the Harlem Renaissance as the background, the audience will be treated to the poetry and music from 1917 to 1935, the era when Harlem was in its heyday as a thriving cultural center.

During this time span, actors, artists, dancers, painters, poets, such as Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Zora Neale Hurston, and musicians, such as Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, and Cab Calloway, found a highly receptive audience and a place to exhibit and publish their works. Through the recitation of their poems, the playing of their music, and the participation of the audience, the Harlem of the early 20th century will be brought back to life once again on Brookhaven’s stage.

Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch. The Student Programs And Resources Office coordinates special programs for students including leadership training, service-learning opportunities and guest speakers and presentations. For additional information, please contact the SPAR Office at 972-860-4115.




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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

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