This is a repeating eventfebruary 3, 2019 3:00 pm
Our community contains a wealth of cultures and talented people. They converge at The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX, where singers, dancers and musicians from our own backyard come together in
Our community contains a wealth of cultures and talented people. They converge at The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX, where singers, dancers and musicians from our own backyard come together in these special, free performances.
African aesthetics, traditions, techniques and cultural codes shaped American artistic expression, a root-foundation we continue to see in the innovative style of black artists. This exciting series presents experts in the field of diverse voices with companion work on screen. Each event explores a new topic, raises new questions and celebrates the valuable contributions of artists of color in forging the social landscape of this nation.
FEB 3, 2019
Filmed outside of Tampa and based on the real-life events that occurred in Rosewood, FL, in 1923, John Singleton’s tour de force was one of the first major theatrical releases depicting the truth about African-American prosperity following Emancipation. This event features members of the cast providing commentary after screening particular scenes.
Stormy Weather, 1943
FEB 10, 2019
This groundbreaking, star-studded film showcases a who’s who of chart-topping talent of the era. See Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, Fats Waller, Nicholas Brothers, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson and more in excerpts of this exceptional movie musical. Stormy Weather received its place in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and social significance.
Tribute to James E. Tokley, Sr., First Poet Laureate of Both Tampa and Hillsborough County
FEB 17, 2019
Named poet laureate of the city in 1996 by Mayor Dick Greco then honored again as poet laureate of Hillsborough County by the Hillsborough County Commission, James E. Tokley, Sr. is the first person to hold both distinctions. His poems appear engraved in buildings around town, and he is well-known for his stirring work during his three decades as Tampa’s poet laureate. This event also features excerpts from the film Jump at the Sun , a look at the life and times of Zora Neal Hurston. Myron Jackson, Tampa historian and artist, moderates.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602