The Regal Theater and Black Culture

The Regal Theater and Black Culture

Semmes reveals the political, economic and business realities of cultural production and the institutional inequalities that circumscribed Black life.

Author: C. Semmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403983305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Chronicling over forty years of changes in African-American popular culture, the Regal Theatre (1928-1968) was the largest movie-stage-show venue ever constructed for a Black community. Semmes reveals the political, economic and business realities of cultural production and the institutional inequalities that circumscribed Black life.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Regal Theater and Black Culture

The Regal Theater and Black Culture

This book is vital reading for anyone interested in American performance history and African American popular culture. A major contribution!

Author: Clovis E. Semmes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1403971714

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 562

Chronicling over forty years of changes in African-American popular culture, the Regal Theatre (1928-1968) was the largest movie-stage-show venue ever constructed for a Black community. Semmes reveals the political, economic and business realities of cultural production and the institutional inequalities that circumscribed Black life.
Categories: History

Tappin at the Apollo

Tappin   at the Apollo

Ibid. 5. Clovis E. Semmes, The Regal Theater and Black Culture (Basingstoke:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 48. 6. Ibid., 47–48. 7. Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach
, Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape (Chicago:
 ...

Author: Cheryl M. Willis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662701

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 639

In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwyna ""Salt"" Evelyn and Jewel ""Pepper"" Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and Philadelphia. By the 1940s, they were black show business headliners, playing Harlem's Apollo Theater with the likes of Count Basie, Fats Waller and Earl ""Fatha"" Hines. Their exuberant men's-style tap performed in men's attire earned the respect of their male peers and the acclaim of audiences, though they were paid less than black male dancers. Based on extensive interviews with Salt and Pepper, this book chronicles for the first time the lives and careers of two overlooked performers who succeeded despite the racism, sexism and homophobia of the Big Band era.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Black Chicago Renaissance

The Black Chicago Renaissance

Semmes, Regal Theater and Black Culture, 3, 4, 16. 36. St. Clair Drake and
Horace Cayton, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City, rev.
and enlarged ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993), 64, 79, 178–79;
Spear, ...

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094392

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 206

Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The contributors to this volume analyze this prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship, and visual and literary artistic expression. Unlike Harlem, Chicago was an urban industrial center that gave a unique working class and internationalist perspective to the cultural work being done in Chicago. This collection's various essays discuss the forces that distinguished the Black Chicago Renaissance from the Harlem Renaissance and placed the development of black culture in a national and international context. Among the topics discussed in this volume are Chicago writers Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, The Chicago Defender and Tivoli Theater, African American music and visual arts, and the American Negro Exposition of 1940. Contributors are Hilary Mac Austin, David T. Bailey, Murry N. DePillars, Samuel A. Floyd Jr., Erik S. Gellman, Jeffrey Helgeson, Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey Jr., Christopher Robert Reed, Elizabeth Schlabach, and Clovis E. Semmes.
Categories: Social Science

Employment Trends and Practices of Cultural Institutions Receiving Federal Funds

Employment Trends and Practices of Cultural Institutions Receiving Federal Funds

We are now in our 22nd consecutive season of offering professional theatre to
chicago - area audiences . ... In this list of black community cultural institutions , I
should also include the New Regal Theatre Foundation and ETA Creative Arts ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016122970

Category: Affirmative action programs

Page: 346

View: 499

Categories: Affirmative action programs

Journal of Illinois History

Journal of Illinois History

... 174; art. on, 11:154–78; Black Renaissance and, 15:54; on blues, 11:175; on
Catholic church and segregation, 4:113; ... racial uplift ideology of 11:160–61,
178, 290; on Regal Theater, 11:171; role model/journalists of, 11:158;
sociocultural ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041766395

Category: Illinois

Page:

View: 792

Categories: Illinois

Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise

The e Regal Theater and Eccentric restaurant are two of Chicago's most exciting
and elegant attractions . JAMES HOLLIS THAT TODDLIN ' TOWN The city offers
a plethora of black cultural activities year - round . Events such as the Bud ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P004534713

Category: African American businesspeople

Page:

View: 940

Categories: African American businesspeople

Dollars Sense

Dollars   Sense

NEW REGAL cont . ed by the New Regal Theatre Foundation , is the cornerstone
of what will eventually be the New Regal ... An ambitious five - year plan for the
district includes the development of a black cultural arts museum , a community ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556018418830

Category: African American business enterprises

Page:

View: 448

Categories: African American business enterprises

African American Culture

African American Culture

... she convinced the station to give her a second chance , this time as host of
People Are Talking , a morning show on WJZ . ... by storm in 1963 with a song
called “ Fingertips , Pt . 2 , ” which was recorded live at the Regal Theater in
Chicago .

Author: Sandra Adell

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021946848

Category: Reference

Page: 531

View: 476

One of a series of reference volumes, each examining a cultural period of a particular nation. Culture is used in a broad sense to encompass all the ways in which a people define themselves, including a wide scope of human communication and expression, from advertising to fine art. Famous individuals are also covered, such as John Cgae, Jackson Pollock, Richard Burton, Mussolini, Lenin and Aretha Franklin. In addition, the text defines the entries and describes and analyzes the influence and significance of each one. For example, an entry on abstract expressionism will not only define the movement, but will also describe what it means to us and what it says about us. Entries range from 50 to 1000 words, with between 500 and 1000 entries appearing in each individual volume.
Categories: Reference

American Theatre

American Theatre

Completely a private enterprise , the cornerstone of a south side cultural district ,
catering not only New Regal sustains a proud name and proud tradition in to the
resident black community , but to audiences citywide . Chicago ' s cultural history
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012779412

Category: Periodicals

Page:

View: 907

Categories: Periodicals

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

THE FIRST Black MUSICALS AND THE GROWTH OF BLACK VAUDEVILLE ,
1897 – 1920 WU LIAMS AND WALKED ... Lincoln , and Alhambra theaters in
Harlem , the Howard in Washington , D . C . , the Regal in Baltimore , Maryland ,
the ...

Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:39015063265675

Category: African Americans

Page: 2746

View: 271

Contains primary source material.
Categories: African Americans

Arts in education Residency Program

Arts in education Residency Program

... the resident scenic designer for ETA Creative Arts Foundation since 1990 •
Designed scenery for numerous theater companies including The New Regal
Theater , the Black Ensemble Theater and the South Shore Cultural Center in
Chicago ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112121928136

Category: Arts

Page:

View: 401

Categories: Arts

The African American odyssey

The African American odyssey

The Comics African Americans quickly noted the difference between the fun that
black people made of each other, and the ... The Chicago Defender endorsed
them and they received standing ovations at the Regal Theater in Chicago's
black ...

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher:

ISBN: 0130977969

Category: History

Page: 609

View: 211

For one/two-semester, undergraduate courses in African-American History, African-American Studies, and United States History. Written by leading scholars, The African-American Odyssey is a clear and comprehensive narrative of African-American history, from its African roots to the 21st century. This text places African-American history at the center, and in the context, of American History. Biographical profiles, documents, art, a Living Word CD, and the Companion Website dramatize the narrative and illuminate key personalities, events, and issues that shaped African-American history.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Literature Recreation

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture  Literature Recreation

Once a year he played week - long engagements in large urban black theaters
such as the Howard in Washington , the Regal in Chicago , and the Apollo in
New York . In the early 1960s King's career was in a slump , with blacks finding
his ...

Author: Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385415478

Category: Reference

Page: 751

View: 436

Categories: Reference

A History of African American Artists

A History of African American Artists

For the first time he could perceive the contributions of black people to American
culture — and an African heritage that ... started earning money by lettering signs
and , through this work , discovered other black artists at the Regal Theatre ' s ...

Author: Fred Romare Harry Bearden

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015031819330

Category: Art

Page: 541

View: 978

Traces the history of African-American art, examining the lives and careers of more than fifty artists and relating their work to prevailing artistic, social, and political trends
Categories: Art

African American Almanac Culture

African American Almanac  Culture

... Regal Theater 438 Reid , Tim 472 Religion 365-385 Réunion 54 Revelations
442 Revels , Hiram R. 6 , 8 , 164 , 268 , 271-272 , 372 Reverend George Lisle
Memorial 163 Revolutionary War 556 Reynolds , Joshua 519 Rhode Island Black
 ...

Author: Jay P. Pederson

Publisher: UXL

ISBN: 0810392429

Category: African Americans

Page: 609

View: 447

African American Almanac features historical and current information on African American life and culture. Biography profiles hundreds of notable African Americans. Breakthroughs provides fascinating details on hundreds of milestones involving African Americans. Chronology features significant milestones in all aspects of African American history beginning in 1492. Voices contains 35 full or excerpted speeches and other notable spoken words of African Americans.
Categories: African Americans

Annual Report

Annual Report

Legacies of two theaters merge to create new Regal Theater In 1968 , an
important piece of Chicago's cul 1987 as the New Regal Theater and will
become tural history was lost when the Regal Theater a center for black culture
and ...

Author: Illinois Development Finance Authority

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118342986

Category: Credit

Page:

View: 308

Categories: Credit