Dear White People: Social satire takes sophisticated look at race relations in the Ivy League
Film Review by Kam Williams
The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It's too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially.
That's precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads facing at the point of departure of Dear White People, a sophisticated social satire marking the directorial and scriptwriting debut of Justin Simien. Earlier this year, the thought-provoking dramedy won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Hopewell Music Cooperative North offers "music to all"
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Coalition
Hopewell Music Cooperative North will present the 3rd annual Bach and Chocolate fundraising concert and gala on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The event, hosted by partner North United Methodist Church, will include a silent auction, a concert of Bach works by professional musician friends of Hopewell and a reception featuring chocolate, other treats and music performed by Hopewell's talented students. The event is designed to be enjoyed by all ages.
The Ordway took its audience to Cuba on a recent Sunday night giving them a taste of the glamour and sophistication of the 1940s and 1950s era complete with a magnificent orchestra, dancers and singers.