UMass Amherst to Host Entertainment and Educational Events During Black History Month

AMHERST, Mass. - A number of educational, cultural, and social events are planned at the University of Massachusetts in February in honor of Black History Month. Additional information may be obtained at the numbers listed beside each event below. All telephone numbers are in the 413 area code, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Black Film Series: "Rosewood," Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Office of ALANA Affairs. 545-2517.

Friday, Feb. 5 - Something Every Friday! presents Rich Ramirez and the "Sal Soul Comedy Troupe," comedy with a Latin perspective. Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. The movie "Beloved," starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, will follow at approximately 9:30 p.m. Free. 545-3600.

Friday, Feb. 5 - The Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Reggie Workman Ensemble with Gospel Choir. This program will feature a 20-piece orchestra with a full gospel choir. Workman and company will perform new arrangements of John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass Session as well as original material written by Workman. Bowker Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: $6 for students; $9 for the general public. 545-2511 or 545-2876.

Saturday, Feb. 6 - Two films presented by the Stonewall Center: "Does Love See Color?" and "Dancing on Pearls." Thompson 102, 6 - 10 p.m. Donations: $2 - $5. Contact Heather King at 545-4824.

Sunday, Feb. 7 - The movie "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. Sponsored by Something Every Friday! Free. 545-3600.

Thursday, Feb. 11 - Black Film Series: "Glory." Student Union Ballroom, 8 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Office of ALANA Affairs. 545-2517.

Thursday, Feb. 18 - The New World Theater presents "Hazelle," by Hazelle Goodman. Bowker Auditorium, 8 p.m. Performance features Brooklyn-based characters created and performed by Goodman. Goodman was nominated for two cable TV awards - for best comedy special and best performer in her HBO special of the same name. Reserved seats: $15; students and low-income patrons: $5. 545-2511.

Friday, Feb. 19 - The New World Theater presents "Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop," by Danny Hoch. Bowker Auditorium, 8 p.m. Obie Award-winner Hoch creates characters in rapid-fire delivery and uses them to explore urban life. Hoch is also star of HBO’s "Subway Stories." Reserved seats $15, students and low-income patrons $5. 545-2511.

Monday, Feb. 22 - The UMass Fine Arts Center presents a program for grades 3 through 8 titled "Paul Robeson: All-American." Theatreworks USA commissioned Ossie Davis to create this new biography of Robeson, who excelled as an athlete, scholar, actor, and singer and who dedicated his life to fighting oppression and racial intolerance. FAC Concert Hall at 10:30 a.m. Tickets available at 1/800-999-UMAS or 545-2511.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Black Film Series: "Cry Freedom." Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Office of ALANA Affairs. 545-2517.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Lunch Lecture Series. Jose Munoz, professor of performance studies and American studies at New York University will present "Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics." The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 803. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center, the GLB Graduate Student Organization, Women''s Studies, and the Chancellor’s Task Force on GLBT Matters. Contact Heather King at 545-4824.

Friday, Feb. 26 - Dominican Night. Celebration will offer food, music, and more. Student Union Ballroom, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission: $8 students; $12 general public. Sponsored by CASA Dominicana. 545-0054.

Friday, Feb. 26 - Something Every Friday! Richie Havens. Bowker Auditorium, 8 p.m. Vocalist Dana Kurtz will open. Free to UMass undergraduates; $5 to all others. 545-2511

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Dominican Bazaar. Bluewall Cafe, 2 - 8 p.m. Sponsored by CASA Dominicana. 545-0054.

Sunday, Feb. 28 - Nationally acclaimed black feminist, writer, and activist Barbara Smith will present a talk titled "The Truth Never Hurts: Thirty Years of Writing About Justice and Social Change." This event will take place in the Campus Center, Room 917 at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the women of color program of the Everywoman’s Center and the women’s studies department at UMass. Contact Heather King at 545-4824.