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Christmas in Color
Program 813
Original Airdate: 12/23/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American singers
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Christmas plays - American
Mime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Freeman, Cheryl
Garnett, Chip
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Shell, Sheryl

Corporate Names
Black Nativity (theatrical production)
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
A Say Brother special presentation, "Christmas in Color", features the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts' musical adaptation of Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity," which was performed in-studio. Additional segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson) and a "Christmas Cabaret" featuring four songs by vocalist Chip Garnett with back-up vocalists Cheryl Freeman and Sheryl Shell.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Performers
Cheryl Freeman (vocalist)
Chip Garnett (vocalist)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Sheryl Shell (vocalist)

Others
Pearl Allen (musician)
Vernon Blackman (music director)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Marvin Clark (intern)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
June Cross (assistant director)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Keith Handyside (video)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Eric Himes (director - program segment)
Dick Holden (camera)
Danny Horne (intern)
George Howard (director - dance)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Ann LaBillois (intern)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (audio)
Wil Morton (audio)
Lindsey O'Brien (assistant cameraman)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
John Plausse (camera)
George Rivera (production assistant)
John Ross (musician)
Bruce Shah (director - program segment)
Jack Shipley (still photography)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (camera)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Billy Wilson (musical staging)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03365
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01419
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01419A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3386-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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