Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00 Written by Roger Dundas
You’ve probably seen her as a series regular on Flashpoint as the fierce Leah Kerns, decked out in swat police gear. Or maybe you recognize her from the horror movie Saw 3D, or possibly the Toronto based series The Listener.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00 Written by Lucy Oneka
Craig Doyle Henry also known as CDH Live is an accomplished poet, producer, songwriter and rapper who has thrilled audiences across North America including New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 00:00 Written by Roger Dundas
With the opening just days away now, I spoke with Lua about the World Premiere of cos.mo.pol.i.tan, a DANCEWORKS CoWorks Series Event
Monday, 24 February 2014 07:44 Written by Camille Dundas
Kwame grew up in Toronto playing hockey in the streets like most other Canadian kids.
Monday, 20 January 2014 15:27 Written by Roger Dundas
Sunday February 9, 2014, inside the Rose theatre, six Black comedians take on Brampton. Hosted by Jay Martin, the show also features headliner Keesha Brownie, Trixx, Andrew Searles, Zabrina Chevannes and Sharif. We had an opportunity to speak with Sharif about his comedy style, his inspiration Bill Cosby, and other amazing comics.
Friday, 17 January 2014 17:26 Written by Roger Dundas
El Jones is one of the headliners for the upcoming Dwayne Morgan produced poetry series, When Sisters Speak. She is an energetic, outspoken activist, who addresses a lot of systemic race related issues in Canada.
Friday, 10 January 2014 00:00 Written by Roger Dundas
Three years ago we produced an erotic poetry show called “Freak Nasty” (since then the name has been softened to “The Sweet Spot”). It was a fun show; hosted by a comedian, with live music, fashion show and a DJ, featuring erotic poets from the USA, and a fresh new Canadian erotic poet named Victoria Grant. It was her first time on stage doing erotic poetry (though you wouldn't really have known it). On January 19th she unveils her inner thoughts via her debut book, 47 Kisses.
Our team ran into award winning Youth Worker and Motivational Speaker Francis Atta at the If I Ruled Toronto event held October at the Sheraton Centre. His book, The Flip, provides candid advice to both Parents and Youth on how transform their lives from negative to positive. We got an opportunity to speak with him about what drives him, and how he is using his own life experiences to help youth in Ontario. During the interview I could feel the passion and confidence of this young man over the phone.
Monday, 11 November 2013 00:00 Written by Roger Dundas
Joining a play that already has some traction is difficult, especially playing a lead role. ByBlacks caught up with actor Damian Brown about touring with one of the most successful Caribbean plays ever written/produced in Canada; Marcia Brown’s “I Need To Know My Father”.
Troy Crossfield is no stranger to the stage, having already playing lead in over 12 plays including Darren Anthony’s 'Secrets of a Black Boy' and Cheryl Nembhard’s Gospel Musical 'My Brothers Keeper' amongst many others.
With the final performance of The Ultimate Sacrifice just days away, we wanted to catch up with one of the lead actors, Sheldon Neil. Not only is he an actor, Sheldon is a signed artist with Redeeming Music Label and will be recording his debut album in November.