peace * love * journey * destiny * spirit - "IMAGINE"

"This was a wonderful, outstanding experience and an introduction to theatre arts for my grandsons: Casaan and Cris Whitney! They loved the workshops and participating on stage! Who knows where this will lead? I hope more will be able to participate next year!"
Gratefully, Grandma Charla

"Imagine, Youth in Arts - Congratulations and thank you to all involved! My son said it was WONDERFUL! I asked him what was his favorite part of the show and he said everything! I wish you continued success!"
Rita Burns

"No problem we got to sleep at 2 in the morning but wee pulled through and made it a great show.

"That was the most fun filled day I will ever have."
Grey Butler


"This was a superb idea.  It was motivational, inspirational and left the participants in awe.  Can't wait until net year and the ones to follow.  You can count on me!  Sheba, Imagine!  Who would have thought that after all these years after meeting & working together and being apart we would come together for such an event as this.  Bravo! to .........and bringing us back together.  Most importantly, I wish to thank you for including me in the "Imagine 1211" project.  On behalf of me and mine, Thank You!!!"
Kimber Lee

"It was a long day, but they hung in there with good spirits! I loved being a part of this event. Can't wait till next year!"
Elaine Roecklein

"Thank you young artists. You were a treat to work with. No DRAMA!, Just tenacity, persistence and hard workers."
Kimber Lee

Great job.  More importantly you brought inspiration to a lot of youth's heart.  God's got a blessing with your name on it!
Gloria Shivers

Call For Artists

A project commissioned by the
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)
in partnership with the
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Deadline for Submission:
Friday, April 22, 2016 (11:59pm) EST
Budget: $400,000.00
Eligibility: Regional Artists and/or Artist Teams residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia

Pursuant to the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame project, the partnering entities request regional artists to develop a permanent public art installation to be implemented during the summer of 2017. The work will include the design, fabrication and installation of fifteen (15) medallions to be designated along the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame pathway.

The Howard Theatre Walk of Fame concept was developed by the Shaw and LeDroit Park communities in their passion to preserve and honor the rich history of the historic Howard Theatre.

In 2008, the Office of the DMPED teamed with Cultural Tourism DC, a local heritage tourism organization, to research, collect and prepare relevant historic information related to the Howard Theatre. From this convening, fifteen (15) honorees were nominated and selected to be honored based on specific evaluation criteria and extensive research. 

The Howard Theatre Walk of Fame represents the District of Columbia's rich musical history and will become homages to the iconic artists and key administrators of the Howard Theatre. The selected artistic honorees represent a wide variety of musical genres, have made important contributions to the cultural life of the DC and have achieved a national reputation for excellence within their respective fields. Many have notable musical recordings, had a lengthy career and are recognized by experts as leaders in the entertainment industry. Each honoree has contributed a profound influence on the entertainment industry and all performed at the Howard Theatre. Together these honorees represent a diverse and dynamic selection of performing artists and managers since the Theatre's founding in 1910.

The Howard Theatre Walk of Fame Honorees include (alphabetically):
Pearl Bailey, Chuck Brown, James Brown, Ruth Brown, Cab Calloway, The Clovers, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Hampton, Moms Mabley, Abbie Mitchell, Billy Taylor, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and a combination of Howard Theatre managers and owners since its opening in 1910.

DCCAH is seeking proposals from artists and or artist design teams who can bring innovative perspectives and effectively utilize symbolism to create fifteen (15) original permanent medallions that successfully honor and commemorate the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame honorees.

Eligible artistic projects include, but are not limited to: bas relief sculpture, metal medallions and paving patterns, etc., which will be placed in the sidewalks/pathways surrounding the Howard Theatre
DCCAH will conduct a selection process to identify an artist or artist design team to develop a proposal to design, fabricate and install fifteen (15) permanent medallions for the Howard Theatre Walk of Fame.

The following design criteria should be incorporated:
Permanent Public Artwork (i.e. bas relief sculpture, medallions, paving pattern, etc.)
Artistically designed educational component (medallions should include a brief history of each Howard Theatre Walk of Fame Honoree. Final text must be approved by DCCAH)
Howard Theatre Walk of Fame Signage (to include project history, honoree names and photos. Final text and layout must be approved by DCCAH)
The installation may involve more than one medium but electricity, water and non-durable materials cannot be included in the design. If the design happens to incorporate a light feature, the power must be a reliable solar source as there are no outdoor electrical outlets available.

This commission is open to Artist and/or Artist Design Teams residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. 
Artists must be established as a practicing sculptor.
Artist Design Teams must have an established and practicing sculptor as a lead team member. The artist's team of design professionals must also include either an architect or landscape architect.
For full details on the application process, please click here.
Application Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.
About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Commissioners:  Kay Kendall, Chair | Kim Greenfield Alfonso | Stacie Lee Banks
Susan Clampitt | Edmund C. Fleet | Antoinette Ford | Rhona Wolfe Friedman 
Alma H. Gates   | Darrin L. Glymph | Barbara J. Jones | James E. Laws, Jr.  
MaryAnn Miller | Elvi Moore | Maria Hall Rooney | José Alberto Uclés 
Gretchen B. Wharton | C. Brian Williams
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 200 I Street, SE , Washington, DC 20003

Dr. Alma S. Adams 2011 Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations. 
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls Priority Populations*. Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities.

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.
Information regarding this and all Legacy awards can be found using the link below:   

We are looking for minority HS seniors who plan to attend a four year college, have at least a 3.0 GPA and an interest in media, business, computer science, engineering or technology.  In addition to being PAID, students also receive a matching funds scholarship. The internship will last throughout their college years.  Please have all interested students visit our website for more information and the application: 
Perhaps you might know of students who are in the following cities who might be interested in a PAID internship to work at Television stations and Media companies in the following cities: 
Atlanta, GA        
Bristol, Connecticut      
Greensboro, North Carolina
New York/New Jersey    
Washington, DC            
Silver Spring, Maryland
Philadelphia, PA             
Horsham, PA                
Miami, Fl

Sandra D. Rice
Vice President
Emma Bowen Foundation
BUDDY LEE - Professional Jump Rope Artist (check him out at):


Application online now for bicostal music industry camps for U.S. high school students

For details and to apply, visit
1-800-423-2017 ext. 8682
Applications for paid positions as GRAMMY Camp counselors for young people ages 21–25 are also available online at

"I would encourage any U.S. high school student interested in exploring a career in the music industry — whether as a performer, a producer, a songwriter, a journalist, an engineer or a promoter — to apply to one or both of our GRAMMY Camps," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. "Everything about this unique experience, from the collaborative nature of the creative exchange among campers, to the extraordinary hands-on instruction they receive from GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals, is designed to provide insights, skills and a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in the music industry. Every music person I speak to about GRAMMY Camp says, 'I wish they had something like this when I was young'; it's simply that impactful a program."

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell's Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit

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Program Contact:
David R. Sears/The GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777

Media Contacts:
Christina Cassidy/The GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777
Jaime Sarachit/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777