KPBS Salutes Black History Month

Feb 1, 2005 | 0 comments

Every February, as retailers stock Valentine’s cards and heart-shaped chachkas, a growing number of Americans observe another cultural event-Black History Month. But this holiday has not yet been sullied with commercialism. Celebrations that mark Black History Month do so for the sole purpose of recognizing the significance of African Americans in our communities.

At KPBS, we do this each February by honoring local heroes who make San Diego a better place. This year’s recipients are Jennie Hamilton, Freddie M. Jackson, Vincent W. Mudd, Reverend George Walker Smith, Cecil H. Steppe, John E. Warren and Gerri Warren.

And while KPBS features programs on African Americans throughout the year, the station also offers special features this month that recognize past and current events affecting African Americans. Below are Editor’s Picks for the month. For a complete listing of all KPBS’ Black History Month programs, visit kpbs.org.

Make a Donation

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Military Discounts

“Open Mic”

Every 4th Monday at 7pm. Poetry, Spoken Word, Comedy, Sing or Dance, Musical Instrument, Share, Magic Tricks, etc… all ages. (except May, November, & December) Sign-in between 6:30 & 7pm. $5.00 suggested Donation

*FOR ALL SHOWS & EVENTS: In an effort to keep our Patrons safe: *ATTENDEES are asked to do SOCIAL DISTANCING and wear a FACE MASK upon entering the theatre, and continue to do so, during the duration of all indoor shows. HAND SANITIZING STATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. Enhanced air flow has been added. We thank you for your cooperation.

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Juneteenth Fest Outdoor Event

You are invited to join Community Actor’s Theatre as they celebrate JUNETEENTH IN JUNE 2023, 10am to 5pm., at “Gloria’s Mesa” Amphitheatre, the opposite end of the beautiful Chollas Lake Park. About 4 blocks right down the hill from Community Actor’s Theatre. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION! FREE Family oriented Entertainment & Free Parking.  A Day of Family Fun! There will be a variety of Vendors, so come prepared to shop! We need and appreciate your on-going support!

CAT’s NEXT 7-Day Cruise

Please consider joining us on CAT’s next cruise in 2024. Place & dates will be announced in the spring of 2023. Please notice for it. FUN Cruise, please call Jennie at: 619-581-2634 or 619-807-7059 Thank you!

AUDITIONS & ACTING CLASSES

Auditions: NO AUDITIONS ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.  Usually Auditions consist of reading from the script. If you’re interested in being notified about upcoming AUDITIONS, please email your headshot and Resume to us, Attn.: Mrs. Hamilton. You may also check back here monthly. (See us on Facebook, LinkedIN, our Marquee or Poster at CAT theatre) Thank you for your interest.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH AGES 7-15 – Acting Workshop Classes, running every Sat., Sept. 10th., through Dec. 3, 2022, 10am-12noon for ages 7-15, $75.00 per student a month. Their culminating activity will be a play, Dec. 9, 10, at 7:00pm. and Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 at 3pm. Instructor: Miss Marvell

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ADULTS AGES 16 & UP,  ACTING WORKSHOP CLASSES, $85.00 per adult, A MONTH.  Students will meet every other Saturday from 10am – 1:00pm. Acting Classes will meet, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 11/26, ENDS on 12/3, 2022. Registration is on-going. Instructor: Mr. Lorenzo Rodriguez. (The culminating activity will be Dec. 9 – 11, 2022). Fri/Sat at 7pm., Sun. at 3pm. “A Christmas Story” by the Children & Youth, & “A Showcase” by the Adult Class, running back to back as one-show. Please wear a mask during each class. SEE BOTH ACTING WORKSHOP SHOWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, RUNNING ON THE SAME DATES, BACK TO BACK. FAMILY ORIENTED SHOWS!