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Rasika School of Dance gets opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and shares insight on the Indian dance culture

Rachita Nambiar, founder and artistic Director of the Rasika School of Dance, and Anoushka Nambiar, senior student and teaching assistant at The Rasika School of Dance, joined us on The Spark Tuesday to tell us about their school, how they received the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at Carnegie Hall and the challenges dancers face with different styles of dance.

By Aniya Faulcon

Harrisburg boutique owner shares her passion for thrifting and how she uses it to empower women

Janica Wright, Owner of Jay’s Boutique, joined us on The Spark Thursday to tell her story, share her passion for thrifting, tips for thrift shopping and how she uses thrifting to empower women.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Upcoming Harrisburg Fringe Festival performers share their stories and how their art aims to break down barriers

Chris Gibson, artistic director for the Harrisburg Fringe Festival, Nick Werner, pianist and composer featured in the Harrisburg Fringe Festival, and Reglynn Heywood, multidisciplinary artist featured in the upcoming Harrisburg Fringe Festival joined us on The Spark Monday to share their stories and work in the festival.

By Aniya Faulcon

Harrisburg native and singer-songwriter, Melissa Wilson, shares her passion for music and black beauty

Wilson joined us on The Spark Tuesday to share her story and her work. Dr. Kimeka Campbell, Vice President of Young Professionals Of Color – Harrisburg also joined us to discuss the Black NewsBeat event that Wilson is featured in and the upcoming Juneteenth events that her organization is hosting for the advancement of the community.

By Aniya Faulcon

Harrisburg still trying to clear out tent city under Mulberry Street bridge

The city is working with nonprofit partners to help the remaining residents find shelter
By Gabriela Martínez

Upcoming Gamut production pays homage to the demolished Old 8th Ward of Harrisburg during Black History Month

To discuss the Voices of the Eighth Chronicles II: Stories from Harrisburg’s Old Eighth Ward and its importance for the community, Sharia Benn, director and playwright for the production, and Latreshia Lilly and Sydney Crutcher, actors within the piece, joined us on The Spark Wednesday.

By Aniya Faulcon

Why were Harrisburg black neighborhoods demolished and what’s being done in remembrance of them?

On The Spark Wednesday, Caleb Jackson Jr., representative for the Historic Harrisburg Association and former resident of one of the vanished Harrisburg black neighborhoods, Jeb Stuart, preservation advisor for the Historic Harrisburg Association, and Cole Goodman, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s global outreach ambassador told us why these demolitions took place and the impact that had on the community.

By Aniya Faulcon

Andrew Fountain premiers ‘False Pretenses’ film in Harrisburg

Andrew Fountain, False Pretenses Producer, and Johnathan Davis, Actor in the False Pretenses film, joined us on The Spark Monday to share the details about their career, the film and their roles within it.

By Aniya Faulcon