Juniors and seniors at Booker T. Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts got a shock, Sept. 12. Dr. Scott Rudes, who has served as the school’s principal the past five years, announced he had an opportunity too good to pass up and was resigning. With the district’s help, he said, an interim principal had been found: actor Kevin Hart.
Jubilee Theatre is bringing in the holiday season with a “story of healing”. The award-winning Theatre is ecstatic to present Lelund Durond Thompson’s and Michael Jason Webb’s The First Noel, on stage November 23 – December 23, 2018.
The First Noel is a heartwarming musical that flashes us back to Harlem in 1985 and follows three generations of a family affected by the tragic loss of a loved one. When an unexpected visitor turns things upside-down, they also provide long-absent joy just in time for Christmas. With a score infused with Gospel, Pop and re-imagined holiday carols and classics, “The First Noel” delivers the Christmas spirit to audiences in a fresh, new way. The sound of today combines with the holiday nostalgia of yesterday, creating Jubilee’s answer to the perennial Holiday classic.