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February 20, 2018



CONTACT

William "Wril" Brown
Executive Director
Grace & Inspiration
Mobile: (336) 639-8170
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GREENSBORO, NC  - The Bennett Players in collaboration with Grace & Inspiration Productions is proud to announce the performance of the play “And You Thought YOUR Family Was Crazy” on March 23rd, 8 pm and the 24th at 3 pm and 8 pm in the Little Theatre at Bennett College. Through laughter and tears this story touches your heart and makes you believe in hope, faith and love. General admission and VIP tickets are available.

The comedic drama follows a family in crisis from chaotic dysfunction to the discovery of the true meaning of love, forgiveness, and divine intervention. Featuring soulful, inspirational songs by the songwriter/vocalist Wril Love, the drama unfolds around a wayward son, his cynical ailing father, his brother the singer, an embattled minister, a gangbanger, a mysterious stranger, and his mother doing her best to keep her sanity amidst the chaos and hold the family together. It will take a miracle for this family to find peace and experience the transformative power of Easter.


Tickets available:

Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/o/grace-amp-inspiration-12492106890 

Visit www.AYTYFWC.com or

Call 336-639-8170.  

 

Location address:

 

Little Theatre

Bennett College

900 East Washington St.

Greensboro, NC 27401.


 

Legendary Comic, Dick Gregory, Highlights “Taking It Back” at the Ritz Theater

 

Greetings,

It's finally here! We welcome each of you to Grace and Inspiration presents, "Taking It Back!".

Event schedule:

The pre-show will feature The Journey of Gospel Music hosted by Valerie D. Johnson from 4:30pm-5:30pm; doors open at 4pm. The main event, "Taking It Back!" With Dick Gregory will begin at 6:45pm and will feature Grace and Inspiration's ensemble of artists. Doors open at 6:15pm for the main event.


Please have your ticket or receipt available. Books will be available at no extra cost to all VIP guests for the Meet & Greet book signing after the show.

To purchase a book, please see Grace & Inspiration attendants.

Again, thank you for attending Grace and Inspiration presents "Taking It Back!" with Dick Gregory.

 
 
Best Regards,
 
William Brown
Executive Director
GraceAndInspiration.com
 
"God's an unbridled artist"

 

 

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Legendary Comic, Dick Gregory, Highlights “Taking It Back” at the Ritz Theater

 

High Point, N.C., January 12, 2017. In honor of Black History Month, Grace & Inspiration Productions will bring to the Historic Ritz Theater, “Taking It Back!,” featuring the wisdom and humor of the legendary Dick Gregory. Dr. Gregory is an internationally-known Civil Rights Advocate, social humorist, humanitarian, and health advocate. His remarkable life was recently portrayed in the off-Broadway play, Turn Me Loose, a one-man show produced by John Legend and starring Scandal’s Joe Morton.

 

“I am very honored that Dr. Gregory has agreed to headline this production,” said Grace & Inspiration founder, William I. Brown. Brown continued, “Dick Gregory not only played an important part in our Black History, but he also brings his insightful commentary sprinkled with his one-of-a-kind humor to current political and social topics.”

Brown chose the Historic Ritz Theater because of its longstanding community significance and to highlight Washington Street Historic District. Partial proceeds will benefit the High Point Fine Arts Guild renovation project located within the district.

 

“Taking It Back!” will also showcase the G&I ensemble of artists.

 

There will be a highly entertaining pre-show featuring the review of the gospel according to Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland and Andraé Crouch. The main event will review Motown’s collection, “Songs In The Key of Life,” sung by Stevie Wonder, and Epic’s “Rock With You,” sung by Michael Jackson.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 704-213-3358, or through the website, GraceAndInspiration.com. Tickets can also be purchased through Eventbrite.com, search “Grace & Inspiration presents Taking it Back! With Dick Gregory”.

 

To become a sponsor of our event (click here) or mail correspondence to Grace & Inspiration 712 Sideview St. Graham, NC 27253. Make money orders and checks payable to William I. Brown and reference Grace and Inspiration in the memo. Please be sure to include your organization/business name, address, contact person, email and phone number.

 

We are sure 2017 will be an unforgettable year in Black History, and Dr. Gregory will not only entertain us with his predictions and insights; but he will also provide humorous tips on how to cope in this the “Year of Trump” as only he can.

 

 

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Reflecting on “Taking It Back!” with Dick Gregory

Greetings,

A BIG thank you to all guests and sponsors for Grace & Inspiration presents Taking It Back! with Dick Gregory. It was indeed a remarkable success because of you! Dr. Gregory showed up and showed out!  The legendary comic, civil rights activist, health enthusiast, and author did not fail to deliver. Gregory not only challenged our assumptions, but also imparted nuggets of wisdom. We were educated, entertained and instructed to be aware and engage our world through eyes of distinction.

From the shared audience experience to the individual meet and greet and even to the historical relevance of The Ritz, there was  something for everyone. The positive event testimonials received have been overwhelmingly inspiring. We are delighted to share with you.


As head of the security team, film director Rasheem Pugh, spent quality time with Dick Gregory. Pugh shared some of their exchange and noted the large volume of material Gregory read. When asked what he (Gregory) did for fun and to find peace, Dick Gregory answered, “I speak”. In reference to his reading selections ranging from newspapers to magazines, Dick Gregory said, “I read it all to find the cracks in between. They all leave something out.”

What is the takeaway? Read, reflect, seek answers and speak. What better time to do precisely this than now? It is now and today is the day we must empower one another and continue to build our legacy based on the knowledge, wisdom and power from past to present.

Comedian Simpli Net shared her sentiments regarding Taking It Back! held at the historic Ritz Theatre. Sent via text to Valerie D. Johnson (Co-Host) and myself, “Hello guys, hope you are having a great day. Talked to my father last night and I wanted to share. Was talking to my father last night about Dick Gregory and the Ritz Theatre. Had no idea my grandfather owned the building next door and had a cafe in it. My father was adopted as an infant and his birth mother met my grandparents in the Ritz and his exchange was made outside of the theatre over 70 years ago. I am positive it would have been very emotional for me had I known on Saturday. I would never have known about this part of my “Black History” had it not been for Grace and Inspiration. Thank you guys for allowing me to be apart of this team!”

We are all walking in destiny. I am not certain how many of us truly recognize the importance of individual participation in our community. We really are turning moments into memories!

Remember, from the youngest to the oldest, we all have a responsibility to answer the world with an appropriate response to poverty, health and wellness, politics and religion. “Don’t guess nigga!” was the response from Dr. Gregory to each of us. So today, don’t guess, but be certain to impact everyone you come in contact with. Let love be your guide!

The meaningful impression each of you made was history making and for that, the Grace & Inspiration team and I thank you. The Washington Historic District of High Point thanks you. Partial proceeds benefited the High Point Fine Arts Guild renovation project located within the district.

Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions. What and where would you like to see next? We welcome you to become a host/sponsor of a Grace & Inspiration event.

Please stand with us as we step out on faith and provide Grace & Inspiration to our wonderful communities. Again, thank you!

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Best Regards,
 
William I. Brown
Executive Director
GraceAndInspiration.com
 
"God's an unbridled artist"

 

 

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