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Who’s at the Hampton Jazz Festival This Year?

On Friday, June 25 to Sunday, 27, the Hampton Jazz Festival returns to the Hampton Coliseum. This year’s line-up includes:

Friday, June 25 at 7:30p: Gladys Knight; Keith Sweat; Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler with special guest Sheila E.; Melanie Fiona

Saturday, June 26 at 7:00p: Charlie Wilson; Teena Marie; Joe; Down to the Bone

Sunday, June 27 at 2:00p: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly; En Vogue; Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum; The Fuzz Band

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Housing Gentrification

The Anacostia Smithsonian hosts a forum on gentrification and housing Tuesday, April 6 at 7p. The Museum is at 1901 Fort Place, SE; Washington, D.C. 20020. For more information call 202.633-4820.

Do not miss Port Of Harlem’s Build/Renovate Your Own Castle IV in Anacostia, Saturday, June 19.

Contemporary African-American Quilt Art

The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center in North Brentwood, Maryland celebrates the opening of its inaugural exhibition - "Freedom: Contemporary Quilt Art," Friday, March 19 from 5p to 8p at Gallery 110, 3901 Rhode Island, Avenue in Brentwood - near the Washington, D.C. line.

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It is About Haiti


Haiti: From Independence to Earthquake, lecture by Port Of Harlem print issue contributor C.R. Gibbs, Tuesday, April 6 starting at 7p, Largo-Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo. 301.336.4044. Free.

Earthquake Aid:


Jewelry Workshops

charles pinckneyCharles Pinckney, jewelry and metals artist working in Athens, GA, will teach three workshops this summer.

Sunday, June 27 to Saturday, July 3, he will teach “Finding Your Own Style” for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths at Wildacres Retreat;

Little Switzerland, NC.

Sunday, August 1 to Saturday, August 7, he will teach “Small Sculpture Design and Fabrication” at Touchstone Center for Crafts; Farmington, PA.

Sunday, August 22 to Saturday, August 28, he will teach “Metal Art as Oral Tradition...the Story as Jewel” at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Gatlinburg, TN.

The three courses will explore aspects of design and the concept of art as an oral tradition. Pinckney teaches how to use traditional metal techniques, natural materials and surface embellishments to create small wearable objects.

NOTE:  We featured Pinckney in the Nov 2006 - Jan 2007 print issue.

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Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.

The 44th Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival will be held Saturday, March 27 on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., from 10a to 4p (rain date: Sunday, March 28). This free, public event organized by The Smithsonian Associates and the National Air and Space Museum features kite displays, demonstrations and handmade kite competitions.

Featured every year is the handmade kite competition in which awards are given in categories for children, adults and master kite makers. Teams may also compete in two exciting events: the traditional Rokkaku Challenge, in which flyers attempt to bring down their opponents’ kites, and the Smithsonian Hot Tricks Showdown, which allows kite flyers to demonstrate their skills with trick kite moves. Registration for all competitions will take place from 10a to 12:30p. Children and adults are welcome to fly non-competition kites throughout the day.


  • 10a Opening ceremony; Registration
  • 10:15a Kite maker/Master Kite           maker Competition
  • Noon Children’s Competition
  • 1p Children’s Award Ceremony
  • 2p Hot Tricks Showdown
  • 3p Rokkaku Challenge; Awards Ceremony

Click here for more information or call (202) 633-3030.

Read “We Can Do That, Too!” in the latest Port Of Harlem magazine print issue.


If you were invited to a same-sex marriage ceremony, would you attend?

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snippets adCommenting on the question, a reader said, “I  enjoy Port of Harlem because of its global inclusiveness. I want afrocentric, diasporic news, which is lacking in most publications that feature Black news.

Another responded, “I use POH as a resource for all my cultural events.”   The same reader asked that we include more historical background in Snippets. The reader wrote, “It would be good to have more historical info on DC for all the new comers such as myself.”

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This week’s question: On March 3, Washington, D.C. joined South Africa as the only two majority Black jurisdictions to recognize same-sex marriages. If you were invited to a same-sex marriage ceremony, would you attend?



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