OUT OF AFRICA by ADIANTE FRANSZOON

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Out of Africa was a big Box Office movie hit, in 1985. It won Best Picture at the Oscars and grossed almost 230 million dollars.

Today I bring you OUT OF AFRICA with a different twist. About a man whose ancestors were part of the MAROONS of GHANA They were human cargo of the Dutch slave trade that brought slaves to South America to work on the plantations of Dutch Guiana, now called Suriname. There are 3 Guianas: French, Dutch and British.

Woman relaxing. Chair and table by wood carver, Adaiante Franszoon
Wood carver Adiante Franszoon, his agent, Jill Warzer, and Oswald S. Copeland.

ADIANTE FRANSZOOM is now living in Baltimore Maryland, the United States, and even though an educated man, he makes his living as a carver; the skills he mastered as a child. He recently held an exhibition of his work at the Creative Alliance in East Baltimore.

I later took a tour of his studio/workshop:

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THE TALKING DEAD

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Omens from the size of the moon

It’s that time of the year: ghosts, goblins, tombs and talking to your ancestors. HALLOWEEN!!!

Mankind is so preoccupied with his longevity; THE PANDEMIC (Covid-19) has the same or perhaps a more dire impact than it did in 1918. (Spanish Influenza).

Millions have died because of COVID-19, the world is running scared. Insurance companies are being solicited, rather than the other way round.

Copy of playbill cover

Going back to the town you grew up in, could be a startling revelation: Miss Betty’s Coffee shop is no longer there. Gone also is Malcolm’s garage, and the sub shop.

You’re back home after 20 plus years. Your high school sweetheart, whom you married, died in childbirth, and many of your close friends came back home, to “OUR TOWN”, but they are in the Cemetery. You are wishing you could talk to them.

Lance Coadie Williams is the Town Crier (Cast picture)

STEVEN WALKER-WEBB directs this new play at Center Stage Baltimore Maryland. You could be moved to tears.

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Oswald S. Copeland, since 2013.

Designed for the promotion of cultural events in and around Baltimore Md. and is seen and read over seven countries including the USA and Europe.

If you are interested in helping financially, please send contributions to:

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5458 Endicott Lane

Columbia, MD. 21044 (USA)

Frankenstein by design

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Caitlyn Hooper. (Photo by Shealyn Jae)
Shaquan Pearson (L) as Victor Frankenstein. (R)(Jacob Albert Gross)

Victor Frankenstein, the mad scientist is redesigned by a woman Danielle Mohlman. Not only does she make him evil, but he is bisexual.

This interpretation throws one’s head in circles, almost destroying prior knowledge about the original Frankenstein.

One line said, “destroy a man who wants to destroy me”. Women revolution?

This Frankenstein at the STRAND theatre in Baltimore Maryland, is a black man, played by SHAQUAN PEARSON.

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RESURRECTING THE AMBASSADOR

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Musical participants at the concert. (Pic. taken from invite)

It is in one of the busiest parts of Howard Park in Northwest Baltimore Maryland.

Boxed in by a funeral home and a gas station, this building once hosted many talented black performers; it was later converted to a movie theatre, then a Christian church, and now it’s a relic.

This neighborhood once stationed a black owned supermarket, that thrived for a short while before demise set in. (, (Super Pride, closed in 1987) The four corners had several black owned businesses that have all demised, replaced by churches, a Muslim Mosque, and a thriving black funeral home.

The AMBASSADOR today.

Could the Ambassador make a comeback?

In 2018 the winds of change began blowing to spend millions in refurbishment, however, the silver lining needs binoculars to see the “coming” in the distance.

Towards the end of this summer, MY GIRL CHERYL (Cheryl Goodman of Facebook, former DJ, WEAA -FM Baltimore), kept “hope alive” by holding a one-day festival. www.theculturepage.com was present.

WWW, THECULTUREPAGE.COM, is solely produced, edited, and financed by

Oswald S. Copeland, since 2013.

Designed for the promotion of cultural events in and around Baltimore Md. and is seen and read over seven countries including the USA and in Europe.

If you are interested in helping financially, please send contributions to:

THE CULTUREPAGE

c/o Oswald S. Copeland

5458 Endicott Lane

Columbia, MD. 21044 (USA)