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Now That Was A Thing!

March has come and gone, and April is about half over, yet somehow I feel like I'm still recuperating from my birthday month-long arts & culture extravaganza. "Extravaganza" may seem a bit strong of a word, but trust me, anything less would not do.

As I mentioned so long ago in my last post, I planned to do up the month of my birth with a little something extra that would involve me taking advantage of some fun, educational and weirdly amazing opportunities available to me in the Tri-State area. Not only did I succeed in pampering myself, I did so much that I can only convey its significance via photo essay. ;-)

From art galleries to Broadway plays to lectures featuring respected poets and Hollywood stars, I used March to broaden my horizon while at the same time, reminding myself of what's important. I didn't get to do everything I had planned, but instead of seeing that as a flaw, I've decided that it's a reflection of my desire to dream big — and have those dreams scare me a little bit in the process. Now isn't that the mark of great birthday celebration?

Here's what you'll see when I checked off my list in the photos below.

Yep! I think that covers it. Enjoy!

Black Pulp marquee at the Yale University Art Gallery
The early days of black comics
Political cartoon about the infamous Scottsboro trial
An issue of the Black Lobo comic book
An issue of the Luke Cage comic book
An issue of Static Shock comic book
An issue of the Black Panther comic book
A cartoon from the Black Panther Party newspaper
Hughie on Broadway starried Forest Whitaker
The Booth Theater on Broadway
Indoor marquee for Hughie
My new Ion Turntable
My record player in use
My new Nina Simone and J Dilla records
The Unorthodox exhibition opening statement at the Jewish Museum
More of the Unorthodox exhibit at the Jewish Museum
Bicycle Art in the Unorthodox exhibit
Bicycle Art by Unknown
Half a Bike Art by Unknown
A Mistaken Style of Life by Auste
Dancing with the Stars by Philip Smith
The Garden Rug - Confabulation in a Tent by Nadira Husain
Untitled by Jamian Juliano-Villani
The Guggenheim Museum
She Loves Me at Studio 54
My first time inside the infamous Studio 54, now a commercial theater.
My first time enjoying a Carnegie Deli cheesecake
Fascinating strangers on the PATH
The New Day at The Garden
Dean Ambrose at The Garden
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