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ARTE NOIR EDITORIAL

HAVE YOU HEARD OF HAZEL SCOTT?

Come with us to the November 5th performances of Dance Theatre of Harlem's SOUNDS OF HAZEL at The Paramount Theatre and experience the inspiration of musician Hazel Scott.15% discounted tickets (+ no ticketing fees) are available only at ARTE NOIR, 2301 East Union, Seattle, now through November 1st!


Hazel Scott was the first woman of African descent to host a television program in America. Caribbean born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, she was a Julliard-educated jazz pianist and singer, spoke seven languages, and was married to the first African American to be elected to Congress from New York, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. In 1939 after Billie Holiday canceled her final weeks of performances at Café Society, Holiday insisted on bringing in Scott as her replacement. Hazel Scott was the epitome of a trailblazer, an educated and gifted artist, and a woman whose life exemplified a love for her people and her creative community.



While much has been documented about the role Dorothy Dandridge played in rejecting segregation, little is illuminated about Hazel Scott’s work to create fair integration practices in New York establishments and Hollywood movie making, until now. Scott rejected stereotypical singing maid roles and was the victim of McCarthyism, finding her career essentially ended after testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.


Scott’s life and legacy are celebrated in the upcoming SOUNDS OF HAZEL an intriguing new ballet created with involvement from Scott’s family and biographer, and performed by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, for only two performances, both on November 5th at the Paramount Theatre.


Dance Theatre of Harlem has also stood as a pillar of community engagement since its founding in 1969, continuing more than a half-century commitment to creating a place where the performance art of ballet is made available to all.


Please join us in celebrating Hazel Scott and the artistry of Dance Theatre of Harlem on November 5th. A limited number of tickets at a 15% discount with no ticketing fees can be purchased in person at ARTE NOIR, now through November 1st! Patrons who purchase evening performance tickets will receive wristbands to the official VIP afterparty with the dance company, so don't miss this opportunity! See you there!


Click the image below for more info on the Seattle performances. You can also enjoy a short documentary video on the making of SOUNDS OF HAZEL here.


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