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KRAVIS CENTER Partners with NJPAC to Celebrate Diversity with Free Virtual Programs

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - EntSun -- (West Palm Beach, FL – February 19, 2021) In celebration of Black History Month and beyond, the Kravis Center invites people to enjoy a series of engaging experiences including music, stories, discussions and more created and presented by NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). Visit kravis.org/njpac (https://www.kravis.org/njpac/) for a listing of all the NJPAC programming. Additional virtual offerings can be found at Kravis.org/athome (http://www.Kravis.org/athome).

TODAY

February 19 at 9 am (available for 48 hours)

Books on the Move
Firebird: Misty Copeland


Join New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Teaching Artist Wincey Terry for a free reading of Firebird by Misty Copeland. In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl–an every girl–whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird. Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere. This event will be available at kravis.org/njpac (https://www.kravis.org/njpac/) for 48 hours beginning TODAY (February 19, 2021) at 9 am.

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February 23 at 7 pm

Regina Carter: A Salute to Ella in Stories and Song


The voice! The songs! The swing! You're invited to an hour of music and words in joyful celebration of the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. This online event brings together two Ella fans for one unforgettable conversation: Regina Carter (jazz violinist extraordinaire, MacArthur Genius, and artistic director of NJPAC's Geri Allen Jazz Camp) and John Schreiber (NJPAC President and CEO). Go beyond the familiar songs and stories for a new look at Ella's everlasting impact, along with living performances from Regina, whose transformative album Ella: Accentuate the Positive explores the nooks and crannies of the singer's extensive repertoire. Reservations required at kravis.org/carter (http://www.kravis.org/carter).

February 26 at 9 am (available for 48 hours)

PSEG True Diversity Film Series presents:
Boss: The Black Experience in Business


From Madam C.J. Walker—the world's first self-made female millionaire of any race—to  contemporary business titans like Jay-Z and Merck's CEO Ken Frazier, Black business leaders have not only built their companies despite formidable obstacles, but they've viewed their work as an essential component of the struggle for justice.

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Join the PSEG True Diversity Film screening at NJPAC, for a look at the long and inspiring history of Black business leadership and Black entrepreneurship, and how both have impacted the social justice movement.

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