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    page 4 The News Argus February 1989
Creative Writing Class
The Department of English/Foreign
Languages and the office of Student
Affairs at WSSU will present Alfred Wig
gins and the Black Theatre Ensemble of
Western Carolina University in cuttings
from "Chickasaw Park" and other plays by
Wiggins from 2 to 3:20 p.m. on Wednes
day, Feb. 22, at the Hall-Patterson Com
munications Building, Room 228. This
event will be sponsored by Dr. Gill and
the Creative Writing class.
Public library events
The Forsyth County Public Library
will sponsor the following events during
• Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:15 p.m.. Black
Male/Female Relations, with Dr. Deborea
Winfrey. Topic: From Caveman to Urban
• Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.. Reflec
tions of the Life of Dr. Charles Drew: The
Man Who Discovered Blood Plasma, by
Dr. H. Rembert Malloy.
• Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.. Black His
tory Film and Discussion; "No Easy Walk
and Strange Fruit."
Kulcha Shock!' expands production
By John Poindexter
The Drama Guild has prepared a special Black History edition of its highly successful pro
duction, "Kulcha Shock!"
This will contain the same format. However, for an expanded version, community profes
sionals will also help in the celebration. At press time, those scheduled to appear as guests
included the Rev. John Heath, award-winning gospel singer, the Winston-Salem Contempxsrary
Dance Company, local actresses Roz Fox and Toviea Briston as well as Mr. Ram 1988-89, Steve
"Kulcha Shock" is an independent study project produced and directed by John Poindexter,
a senior mass communications major/theatre minor.
The first production of the piece was in December; positive reaction from audience mem
bers and other associates prompted this repeat performance. 'This is the perfect opportunity to
relay the message expressed in Shock, says Poindexter. "We would like to suggest to students
especially to witness 'Kulcha Shock' in groups. We feel very strongly about this message of black
pride. The show encompasses great literary works of the past and present, ethnic dance and
gosp>el music. Tlie basic elements of black literary and performing arts have been used to assem
ble this show. A powerful and thought-provoking night should be in store for the newcomer as
well as former suppwrters."
Black Repertory Company
celebrates King's birthday
By John Poindexter
And his dream Uvcs on ... with thii »s its coiiril
theme, the North Carolinji Black Repertory Ccmpuiy cck-
brated with grand style the birth of Dr. Martin Ulhn King
This year's celebration was further gratified by the
standing-room-only attoidance. The community usually
few offerings, surprisingly, on the actual birthdiy of Di
King, but NCBRC always displays its respect and concoj
for one who has paved the way for many.
The festive celebration opened with a rousing selec
tion by Ms. Carlotta Samuels. Ms. Samuels is alwiyj i
crowd-pleasex, and fa- this occasion, she chose to sinj iht
National Anthem a cappella.
This was followed by poetess Dorothy Phelps Jqt«.
Her messages cncompasscd past, present and fature stmg.
gles for freedom. Because of the abundance of youth ii
attendance, Ms. Jones' message was able to reach all gcnoi-
dons present.
Another major highlight of this year's cclcbration *
presented by mime, playwright, actor and director Nathin
Roes Freeman. Freeman dedicated his mime to an old cd*
lege buddy who fled South Africa (only to be educated in
America, thoi to retxim). The response from the audicncc
was magical After Freeman's performance, many audicna
members reflected on the similarity of apartheid and the
American civil rights movement. This was indeed a Heat!
A new community group made of professioiul
dancers made their debut with a soul-stirring pcrfennancc to
the music of Vanessa Bell Armstrong. EUioi Loway, Sitirian
Elcock and Kim Williams made up the Winston-Salem Ccr-
temporary Dancc Company. They had everyone on thdr feet
by the parformance's end.
Other highlights of the show included the music of the
Rev. John Heath, Sharon Frazier, Chosen and various read
ings by N.C. School of the Arts faculty member Sidney Hib-
Of course the show had a finale. Larry Leon Hamlin,
artistic director aiui founder of the repertory company, did
the Rev. King's famous "I Have a Dream" spcech. To set the
mood for this piece, Hamlin asked the audicnce to scrflly
hum "We Shall Ovo-come." The effect was ethereal as Ham
lin poignantly rendered Dr. King's most famous of speeches.
By the time Hamlin reached the last lines ("free at last, free
at last ..."), the audience could only cheer, applaud, embrace,
cry and remember the true meaning behind the dream of Dr.
Marlin Luther King Jr.
VMsu/e nme Activities.
of B6CrS Cll0Ck0rs! This game is played the same
as ordinary checkers except that one player uses Bud bottle caps, the other
uses caps from an ordinary beer. The Bud player has a decided advantage,
as his pieces are automatically kings. The loser has to buy more Bud.
;>jsr i
(1) Can you, by moving only two matches, spell the
word BUD ? (Answer below.)
Hydraulic Row Quiz! 12) There are 12 ounces
anrenneit, with an ambient temperature of 88 dearpps “
fthrenhen and you hold the botlle at a 45 degree^ '
angle at sea level, with an atmospheric pressure of

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