A Choral Fantasia for GLBTQ Families

A Choral Fantasia for GLBTQ Families

“It was so moving to work on this the same year the Supreme Court ruling came out,” says Clearfield, who wrote much of the composition at BMC.

National Anthem: Arise! Arise!

National Anthem: Arise! Arise!

Jean Rohe’s alternative national anthem “Arise! Arise!” has now been performed by choirs and artists across the country and was published in the popular songbook Rise Up Singing.

Voice and Hammer: Harry Belafonte's Unfinished Fight

Voice and Hammer: Harry Belafonte’s Unfinished Fight

Belafonte was first. First black man to win a Tony; one of the first to star in an all-black Hollywood hit (Carmen Jones, 1954); first to turn down starring roles (To Sir, With Love ; Lilies of the Field ; Porgy and Bess ; Shaft) because, he said, he’d play no part that put a black man on his knees or made of him a cartoon. We’re here in this screening room to watch a forgotten hour of television for which he won the first Emmy awarded to a black man for production, for being in charge.