‘ONE-OF-A-KIND’ ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Grandmaster Caz.
Jenny Risher

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is continuing its free digital series “SummerStage Anywhere” this week with “one-of-a-kind” digital arts performances — live and pre-recorded — specific to genres that were born in or deeply represent New York — Hip-Hop, Latin, global, indie rock, jazz and contemporary dance.

SummerStage said on Wednesday that the shows will be presented on SummerStage Instagram, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook page and Twitch channels, unless otherwise noted.

Puerto Rican dancer, educator and pioneer Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon.

On Friday, July 31, SummerStage said it will feature Culture Talk (SummerStage Instagram) live at 8:00 pm, with Bronx-born, Puerto Rican dancer, educator and pioneer Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon.

SummerStage said Colon is “recognized and respected globally for his Hip Hop and humanitarian contributions.”

It said Colon will be “in conversation with Bronx-born American rapper, songwriter and DJ Grandmaster Caz.”

On Saturday, Aug. 1, SummerStage said Culture Talk (SummerStage Instagram, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook page and Twitch) will again be featured.

The event will highlight Executive Artistic Director, Erika Elliott and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival founder and producer, Sam Turvey. It will be moderated by jazz drummer and composer Jerome Jennings, starting at 7:00 pm.

SummerStage said this event will kick off weekly celebrations of the 100th birthday of Charlie Parker, with special commemorative jazz performances throughout the month.

On Sunday, Aug. 2, SummerStage Anywhere Family Day will be presented by Disney on SummerStage Instagram, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook page and Twitch, starting at 1:00 pm.

“Tune in for a special puppet variety show from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, followed by an Afrobeat dance class with Diddi Emah and performance by Black Violin,” SummerStage said.

It said still to come this season are performances and conversations with Brazilian drag queen and pop star Pabllo Vittar; Afro-French Cuban musical duo Ibeyi; co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet Desmond Richardson; Brazilian rapper and MC Emicida; revolutionary Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlout; frontwoman and bass player of Brooklyn-based band Sunflower Bean Julia Cumming; veteran dancer/choreographer to “the biggest names in music” Marvelous; New York-native and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Khalia Campbell, among others.

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