A MUSICAL EVENING WITH HARRY LENNIX
The HistoryMakers hosted A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix, a live program featuring singing, performance and storytelling from native Chicagoan and actor Harry Lennix and singer Terisa Griffin. Dr. Anita Blanchard severed as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. The show included musical performances by Musical Director Terisa Griffin, Dee Alexander, Felicia Fields and Lynne Jordan as well as performances by local high school students and excerpts from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.
Revival! began as a challenge. In all candor it has remained a challenge and, occasionally, even extended to the level of ordeal since it began. Imagine Christ as our contemporary, with a song in his heart that spoke to a real experience of a people in a situation similar to his own. There it was, then: an opportunity to bridge theology, art, culture, and modern technology.
To bring to bear all of our method, study, skill, and sacred obligation to a product for the people. A chance to imprint a growth industry in the media for a largely ignored demographic, devoutly loyal to their faith and already conditioned to support those endeavors that speak to their spiritual core.
Revival! can be, in itself, the equivalent of the fresh organic produce section in the Christian Marketplace. Something entirely new and urgently needed in a desperate time. The Gospels have always struck me as a love letter to the world from Jesus. We endeavor to make Revival! a love letter from the world to Jesus.
H4 translates Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays to contemporary Los Angeles to explore political struggles in the community. By killing a popular black leader, Henry hopes to cement his family’s political dynasty, but his reckless son, Hal, seems more interested in hijinks than politics. Will the “Prince of Watts” follow in the footsteps of his powerful father, or will he succumb to the criminal life championed by Falstaff? Performed in Shakespeare’s original language, H4 will appeal to Shakespearean aficionados and newcomers alike.