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LIU Professor Kenyatta Beasley Previews New Album

By Kabraun Dixon On Nov. 5, Kenyatta Beasley was the center of attention at the Kumble Theater while celebrating the release of his new digital album, “The Frank Foster Songbook.” The work is named after the late composer Frank Foster — a two-time Grammy award winner — who once mentored Beasley. Yet Beasley — a professor […]

WOMEN GATHER PROJECT TAKES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

By Ke’asia Session On Saturday November 1, 2014, the Kumble Theater hosted The 2nd Annual Women Gather Project: Drumming with a Mission. This event lasted over ninety minutes with no intermission breaks. The Women Gather Project focuses on helping women who’ve been through domestic violence transform themselves and their lives. They believe women have the […]

COMING TO THE KUMBLE

The Kenyatta Beasley Septet’s – “The Frank Foster Songbook CD Release Party” LIU- Brooklyn professor Kenyetta Beasley is an award-winning producer, arranger, composer and performer who have worked with prominent artist such as Jay Z, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Lauryn Hill- to name a few. Now, the gifted performer will be hosting a […]

“REEL” SISTERS

By Jahmia Phillips Each year, the Reel Sisters of The Diaspora film festival always proves to be a classy affair at LIU. And for its 17th year, the event held on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 added an international flavor to its celebration of women of color in the film industry. The weekend-long film festival […]

THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY

By Destiny L. Robinson LIU Brooklyn Alumni Christal Brown brings a refreshing work of multi-faceted artistry to the Kumble Theater. Known by a bulk of the globe as solely Muhammad Ali, it may be difficult for some to recall a time when the legendary boxer went by a different name, Cassius Marcellus Clay. Yet, it […]

THE KUMBLE THEATER HOSTS THE 9TH ANNUAL BIG EYED BLUES FESTIVAL

By Jahmia Phillips On Saturday, the Kumble Theater hosted the 9th Annual Big Eyed Blues Festival. This four-hour event was much worth paying $35 for; the performers interacted with the audience, making them feel apart of the show. The hostess, comedian Angela Scott, kept the brief intermissions interesting and hilarious to say the least. Opening […]

“FAULT IN OUR STARS” SCREENWRITER VISITS LIU BROOKLYN

By Hafeezah Nazim “Write everyday, try to be compulsive with your writing,” states Michael H. Weber to his audience at Kumble Theater this past Tuesday, “Make it something you can’t not do.” Weber, and his screenwriting partner-in-crime Scott Neustadter are taking the film industry by storm. Having such titles as “The Spectacular Now”, “(500) Days […]

Caribbean Students Crowns: Miss Panama

BY JERVELLE FREDRICK Colorful feathers, sparkling sequins, smooth mink and seven beautiful Caribbean women graced the Kumble Theater stage on Thursday April 17th. The island beauties competed for the title of Miss CSM in a pageant produced by LIU Brooklyn’s Caribbean Students Movement. The contestants included Nashana Yates, Lucey Monize, Samantha Michelle Lopez, Grace Tavarez, […]

The Healing Power Of Storytelling

BY JERVELLE FREDERICK On Tuesday Feb. 26, the Kumble Theater welcomed Haitian author Edwidge Danticat to give the “Starting from Paumanok” annual lecture on American literature and culture. LIU once served as a reading revenue for Danticat in 1994 when her publishers, Soho Press, were looking for places for her to share. Born in Port-Au-Prince, […]

ASA Presents Fifth Annual Fashion Show

BY DIAMOND GOODINE-POWELL Gracing the Kumble Theater for yet another year, the African Student Association held their fifth annual fashion show on Thursday, February 27th. This long awaited fashion event arrived with much anticipation as the association provides blackbirds and visitors with a showcase with an array talents and African infused collections. As the lights […]