Stacy Patrice is an actress, yogini and multi-faceted artist. Stacy plays Ebony, a feisty fitness geek who hangs out in Bar Star City world. Stacy also facilitates her amazing Soul Healing Yoga™ program each Sunday at Rebuild Foundation's Dorchester Artist & Housing Collaborative (DA + HC) in Grand Crossing on Chicago's Southside. She's definitely the lady to talk to if you're looking to get your yoga on. Read this Q&A and you'll see why the Bar Star City producers are Soul Healing Yoga™ devotees.
Bar Star City wishes actor Ali Amin Carter a Super Duper Happy Birthday. Ali plays Del (Check the Hathor & Del love story for background). The Atlanta-based actor kicked off his modeling and acting career in Chicago and will return for our exciting production. And he's a Southside native, too. Thanks to actress Ruby Gonzalez for the B-day heads up. Cheers!
Artist/Actress Fanta Celah created this multimedia work in honor of one of Bar Star City's favorite rappers. We love our hometown hero, Common. Fanta plays goddess Hathor in the film (Check 'Behind the Bar' for the scoop) Fanta is incredibly talented. Can't wait for you to see her in moving pictures.
There's nothing like some mommy, daughter twin cosplay. Bar Star City actress Ruby Gonzalez was in full superhero mode this weekend. She's not playing Batgirl in our pic, but she's got some investigative tricks of her own as Eve.
Celebrity make up artists launched her skin care line Auset at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago on October 29. Her all natural line is edible, too. And did we mention that that awesome Egyptian inspired necklace was handmade by Fanta Celah? Learn more about Akua's exciting services and products. HERE
Harold Dennis is an amazing talent and he's featured in the Oct. 31st edition of Rolling Out. You won't want to miss him as Reggie in Bar Star City.
Rasheedah Phillips, founder of Afrofuturist Affair in Philadelphia is a big supporter of Bar Star City film. Philliips and her work in time travel and healing were featured in Womack's book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture. Will we see any inspiration from Phillip's annual Afrofuturist Masquerade Ball in the film? We'll have to wait and see.
What happens when Afrofuturist electronica, jazz, hip hop and cosplay come together? You get a Magnetic Electro Masquerade. Hosted by saxophonist David Boykin and Bar Star City director Ytasha L. Womack, the affair assembled an array of incredible performance artists. The show opened with JayVe Montgomery, a live beat composer who sampled while playing the flute. JayVe also provided the beats for flutist Julia Price. Price played several original compositions while D. Denenge Akpem's experimental video La Fantaisie Ibeji. Denenge is a ritual based artist who also teaches Afrofuturism at Columbia College. She designed her own all red costume complete with red dangling veins. Gira Durhnee was dressed as an ancestor spirit in a vintage gown and sang an original compositionDavid Boykin performed a rousing Sun Ra inspired solo. Rasheedah Phillips, founder of the Afrofuturist Affair in Philadelpha suprised audiences with a spoken word piece. Phillips is also editor of Black Quantum Futurism. The night ended with a charged performance by Moor Mother Goddess of Philadelphia. #wearebarstarcity