The “patient” awaits (at Trent Semans Center For Health Education)

Our Town Trailer by Nick Karner

Thirty-five years. A town heritage site.




On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

(Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis)

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Jon Haas

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from Jon Haas on Vimeo.

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

Directed by Tom Quaintance
Featuring the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory

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Videography by Jon Haas
Directed by Leah Wilks
Audio by Adam Lindquist
Vocals by Jack Carmichael
Produced by Wagon Wheel Arts

KF’s dinner (at Lime & Basil)