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12 Aug 2021

Irene Gandy and Woodie King Jr, will be receiving the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre

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ABOVE PHOTO: Chanel Tapper (Photo courtesy of Sandra Da Costa)

By Flo Anthony

 A guest at former president Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash said he was forced to delete Instagram photos he posted of himself at the star-studded event in Martha’s Vineyard on August 7. Rapper Trap Beckham and his manager, TJ Chapman, posted Instagram photos of the food and decor at the event, but the pictures were later deleted under the event’s photography ban. Guests at the party included Jay Z and Beyoncé, Gayle King, Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union and Chrissy Teigen & John Legend, who performed along with HER, Common, and Erykah Badu. DJ Nice deejayed and Rev. Al Sharpton gave the invocation. Meanwhile, sources claim that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was among many guests originally invited who became uninvited when the guest list was cut back due to an uptick of coronavirus cases as the result of the delta variant……………

  The  OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the acclaimed contemporary drama series “Queen Sugar,” created and executive produced by filmmaker Ava DuVernay returns Tuesday, September 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. In anticipation for the series return, the Season Six trailer was unveiled, showing glimpses of the Bordelon family reclaiming their lives coming out of the pandemic. As Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) plan the arrival of their new baby, Nova (Rutina Wesley) continues to speak out against political corruption and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) faces a life-altering decision. Throughout the season, we witness the joy amid the struggle and humanity’s ability to persevere through whatever life may bring……..

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     Voza Rivers, co-founder of Harlem’s New Heritage Theatre Group (est. 1964) and Ricardo Khan, co-founder of the New Brunswick NJ Crossroads Theatre (est. 1978), join together in applauding the announcement that two of our long term collaborators, Irene Gandy and Woodie King Jr, will be receiving the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. Gandy has been the only Black female press agent member of Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) for over 50 years. Working with producer Jeffrey Richards for over three decades, she is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer for The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess” and was a producer for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Audra MacDonald. The Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will host a multi-platform celebration on Sunday, September 26…….  

Irene Gandy (Photo: Emilio Sosa)

All eyes are on Chanel Tapper who is a Guinness World Record-winning, double degree-holding, tech mind, entertainer, influencer and entrepreneur. Although Tapper is a California girl at heart, she has a deep appreciation for her Jamaican culture and roots. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Houston and a master of science degree in data analytics from Southern New Hampshire University. Aside from continuing a career in data analytics, Chanel plans to branch into modeling, producing and hosting a radio show. …… 

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