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The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

2017_BAHLT_program_PROOF_spThe Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

“Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution.”  

    MIAMI, FL — The celebration started a year ago and the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. (BAHLT) is closing out its 40th Anniversary with a celebration unlike any other.  Comedian Rickey Smiley is set to bring all of the laugh out loud fun this year as the grand host for the 3-day party for Soul Basel, begining Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7, and 8, 2017 at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, 819 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, Fla., 33136. The 40th Anniversary will provide BAHLT an opportunity to pay homage to community pillars during the kick-off celebration on December 6, 2017.

The celebration is dubbed Funk, Art, Soul and will feature the unveiling of our new exhibition “Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution.”  The exhibition will showcase cartoons and animated images with all African American casts from the 70s.  Guests will reminisce days gone by with cartoons from The Jackson 5, Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids, I Am The Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali, The Brown Hornet, Verb from School House Rock, Lt. Uhura from Star Trek: The Animated Series, and so much more.

The music for the 3-day celebration will keep in line with the old-school feel featuring live performances by the SOS Band and George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars.  The SOS Band broke into the industry with the sultry funk guitar fueled hit Take Your Time.  George Clinton, known as the innovator of funk music, will perform with the P-funk All-Stars.  Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and is a music icon.  He is known for his cult classic, Atomic Dog, which you can hear on any Historically Black College & University across the country.  Tickets are available now at

     Jessica Garrett Modkins, President  Hip Rock Star


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