Vol. 9   Issue # 10

 Black Literary Players ISSN: 1066-9396           

October, 2013  


Grace Adams, Editor





























SAVE THE DATE! The 2nd Carman Moore Music Festival October 18th and 19th, 2013, 8 p.m. at the West Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York, featuring the world-famed Skymusic Ensemble in Concert, Danish singing star/composer Lotte Arnsbjerg and keyboardist/composer Carman Moore performing their dramatic Song Cycle GIRL OF DIAMOND MOUNTAIN...

World-renowned Composer and Conductor, Carman Moore is a dedicated educator, and has taught at the Yale University Graduate School of Music, Queens and Brooklyn Colleges, Carnegie-Mellon University, Manhattanville College, and The New School for Social Research. Particularly interested in reaching out to children, Mr. Moore spent several years in the 1960's, 70's and 80's as a teaching artist for Lincoln Center and Jazzmobile and at The Dalton School. In 1995 he served as consultant to Wynton Marsalis on his popular PBS-broadcast home video series for children, Marsalis On Music. Moore is also the author of three books, two youth-oriented books: Somebody's Angel Child: The Story of Bessie Smith (Dell), and Rock-It (a music history and theory book for Alfred Music Publishers) and Crossover: An American Bio (Grace). He has served as Board member and adjudicator for several major organizations, including Composers Forum, the Society of Black Composers, the N.Y. State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition he has been music critic and columnist for the Village Voice and has contributed to The New York Times, The Saturday Review of Literature, Vogue, and Essence among others. Contact Mr. Carman Moore, 152 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York 10023  Phone: (212) 580-0825  E-mail: carman@carmanmoore.com Website: www.carmanmoore.com

PRESIDENT Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama endorsed "Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America's Young Leaders." by author, Gregory J. Reed, Esq. Obama Talks Back, is also a 2013 44TH Annual NAACP Image Awards Winner for Literature - Youth/Teens.

Uplifting! Obama Talks Back is a spiritual treasure-chest that everyone should read. Grace Adams, Editor of the annual publication, Black Authors & Published Writers Directory at www.bapwd.com.

Obama Talks Back is a valuable collection of school students?letters to President Obama accompanied by President Obama’s response to each and includes his speeches, public statements, and quotations during his campaign, tenure as President-Elect, and his presidency. It is the most comprehensive collection of letters and responses ever assembled as a book in the history of our nation for a sitting president. This collection of letters featuring the voices of today’s young leaders and their mission to be heard is a rarity revealing they have a concern for peace, healthcare, freedom, education, poverty, religious tolerance, love, materialism, and equality in America.

Inauguration Speech


"Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends?honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism?these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility?a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task."  Excerp,  Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America's Young Leaders.

Reed, Gregory (2012-10-04). Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America's Young Leaders (Kindle Locations 426-427). Amber Books.

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Conference & Exhibits

AUTHOR SIGNINGS! EXHIBIT AT THE 2013 CONFERENCE!  "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation March on Washington" 98th Annual ASALH Conference on October 2-6, 2013 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida. The ASALH Conference provides your organization with an opportunity to reach a targeted audience of more than 1,000 community builders, historians, educators, business professionals, and students from across the United States, who are enthusiastic about all things history. Contact Ms. Karen May, Publications & Exhibits Coordinator, Association for the Study of African American Life and History Phone:(202) 238-5910  E-mail: exhibits@asalh.net Website: www.asalh.net

Black Expo East presents the New York Black Expo Buy Black Holiday Weekend focusing on the community, business, education and the health of all African Americans. This event is open to everyone and we encourage all to come out and enjoy the Black Expo experience (which will include a business expo, old school music concert, fashion and comedy show). Buy Black Holiday Weekend will debut at 12 noon on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Chelesa at the Metropolitan Pavilion and will include one full day of business exhibition and the following events and programs: business seminars, literary seminars, entrepreneurial workshops, youth seminars and health seminars. http://www.newyorkblackexpo.com.

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Crossover: An American Bio

CROSSOVER: An American Bio

Chronicles World Renown Composer and Conductor Carman Moore's Account of the Culturally Rich Epoch of the '60s and 70s in New York City. 

       In CROSSOVER world renowned Composer and Conductor Carman Moore recounts his crossover in life from small-town Ohio youth to friendships and meetings, including photographs with such world figures as John Lennon, W. H. Auden, Louis Armstrong and Robert Redford...A great read; short and intriguing! Photo-Illustrated! Carman Moore

 Crossover: An American Bio 
   Paperback: 114 pages Photo Illustrated
   Publisher: Grace Publishing Company (June 9, 2011)
   Language: English
   Editor: Grace Adams
   Cover Design: Jeff Chen
   ISBN-10: 1877807796
   ISBN-13: 978-1877807794





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