Oberia Dempsey Center

Todays Date: 12/10/19
Last Update: 01/20/14 02:43:00 PM

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Address: 127 West 127th Street
New York, NY    10029

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Breakthrough:  | Open: 06/07/14 Close: 06/07/14
Wednesday Sings! is a gathering of singers who meet on Wednesdays to learn songs, harmony, pitch and control, and to build community. This Gospel, jazz, and R&B concert is the seed for the hit Alive! also playing at the Dempsey Theater.


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Gospel For Teens End Of Spring Semester Benefit Concert  | Open: 05/17/14 Close: 05/17/14
Gospel For Teens showcase what they have learned and refined over the course of the semester. This is their showcase to show off their talent and dedication to their craft!


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Mama, I Want To Sing: The Next Generation  | Open: 03/29/14 Close: 05/10/14
Mama, I Want To Sing, is the revival of the classic 1983 gospel Musical. Mama, tells the story of a young girl who wants to leave her church choir to pursue a life in popular music, despite strong objections from her mother. The musical is based on the life of Vy Higginsen's sister Doris Troy, whose 1963 hit "Just One Look" launched her to international fame.


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Gospel For Teens Spring End Of Semester Concert  | Open: 05/18/13 Close: 05/18/13
Celebrating the progression of the Teens as they end the semester and move forward into the next. They will showcase their talents with joyful voices.


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Mama, I Want To Sing  | Open: 03/24/12 Close: 04/27/13
A talented young gospel singer embraces secular music despite the strong objections of her mother. Mama, I Want to Sing made musical history by word of mouth and is credited for introducing this phase of African-American theater from 1981 to present.For group tickets, please call 212-280-1045.Click here for Mama Foundation's recent feature on 60 Minutes! mama i want to sing


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Sing Harlem Sing!  | Open: 06/23/12 Close: 07/14/12
Sing Harlem Sing! celebrates one of the world's most legendary neighborhoods as well as the soul-stirring power of the human voice with a soulful score that includes R&B, jazz, rock 'n' roll and gospel-- Music from Saturday night and Sunday morning


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Sing Harlem Sing!  | Open: 04/28/12 Close: 06/30/12
The spirit, the source, the sound, and the singers from a time when music was the message and the story.

Designed to brighten your spirits and lift you out of your seat, Sing Harlem Sing! is music from a time when the human voice was the power, the possibility and the promise.


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Mama, I Want To Sing  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 04/28/12


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The Brethren  | Open: 11/06/09 Close: 11/06/09
Sometimes life’s winding road is paved with trials; storms challenge our faith, and mountains block our way. But where two or more are gathered, God is in the midst. Welcome to the Holy Battalion Church of Christ. Where wives throw their husbands over church balconies, and the outside message board says “Come fellowship with us…or go to hell."

The Brethren is a powerful and uplifting story about having faith, and unity during a time of economic uncertainty. Deacon Zacharias Wilson is the Head Deacon in a struggling Harlem Church. Wilson is devoted to serving his church and his community, but things aren’t easy, territorial gangs are tagging the building, the mortgage is way past due, and rich real estate mogul Reginald Graham wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. To make matters worse, Deacon Wilson has taken up the wearisome task of keeping peace amongst the Brethren. The Storm clouds are gathering, and God has called on five men to battle the very forces that are rising up against the church: If only they could stop battling each other.