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Black news from Pasadena - Arts - Pasadena Playhouse and Peter HarrisA Night Out At The Pasadena Playhouse

Peter J. Harris' new book, The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My 'Unalienable Right,' will take you on a spoken word journey filled with jazzitude that ebbs, flows, crackles and captivates while exploring his childhood in Southeast D.C. on to manhood. His work raises the question, What is a Happy Black Man? The question is thought provoking, insightful and reflective. The answers he reveals will grab you and take hold.

I first met Peter when he was a guest on the Ebony radio show that I hosted on KPCC in the 80's and 90's. His timbre, tone, and cadence produced powerful unforgettable poetry. As a result, he had an open invitation to return. I know Peter could recite the alphabet or read a recipe that will mesmerize and amaze. He is a nationally published writer, educator and well-known literary and cultural participant in Los Angeles. We have read together at the World Stage, Avenue 50 Studio, First Lit Crawl Los Angeles Festival in North Hollywood and at Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT) in Mexico.

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Public Invited to Pasadena Idol Teen Singing Competition

Black news from Pasadena - Arts - Pasadena Idol teen singing competitionPasadena, CA — The public is invited to cheer on 10 vocally talented youth as they sing their hearts out during the Pasadena Idol teen talent competition from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014.

This free, family friendly event happens at the Garfield Promenade of Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., with the special red carpet walk beginning at 5 p.m.

Public parking is available at the Paseo Colorado underground parking structure and is free for the first 90 minutes with validation.

The winner of this year's Pasadena Idol competition receives the Idol Demo Pack, including studio time to produce a two-song demo and music video, 100 CDs for distribution, a feature article in The DENA magazine and the opportunity to perform at venues throughout the city.

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