The Verge covers Philip Bloom’s short film on Johannesburg’s most iconic residential tower. Johannesburg’s Ponte Tower was built in 1975 as a monument to luxury. The enclosed space at the center of the cylindrical apartment block was to house shops and a dry ski slope; some of its apartments were three stories tall and came with inbuilt hot […]

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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was a man of inherited wealth, artistic vision, controversial political views, and a well-curled mustache. His “Futurist Manifesto” is an outlandish and entertaining document that would be difficult to parody. via Remembering Futurism — Who Needs Art? — Medium. I have been fascinated by Marinetti for a long time. I am not […]

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We got this notice for an exciting new web series that will be shot on the East Coast and in Ghana. If you have acting chops or think you fit the roles, then download the PDF with character breakdown. Prepare your strong monologues now, I have a feeling these are going to be very sought-after […]

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For our fellow Diasporans in the UK, you might be interested in checking this out. We got word that FELA! is coming to Sadler’s Wells for a few weeks (July 20 – Aug 28 to be exact). Here’s more information below: FELA! Sadler’s Wells Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 28 August 2011 Performances: Tue – […]

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A week ago, team PD had the pleasure of being invited to attend a rare US performance by one of our favorite Ugandan musicians, Maurice Kirya. It was an intimate performance in Denton, TX, home of the music factory known as the University of North Texas, responsible for the careers of such crooners as Norah […]

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As you might know, PD loves us some Fred Mutebi, Uganda’s print-maker extraordinaire. Fred’s camp just sent us a press release to let us know that Fred and the Let Art Talk crew will participate in this year’s WorldFest 2008 in Addison, TX. If you are in the area and would like to check out […]

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