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FF2 Media Declares Mother’s Day 2023 “Loretta Lynn Day”

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mamas out there too!

Guest Post by Lisa Siegrist

It seems only fitting on this Mother’s Day to pay tribute to Loretta Lynn—country music icon and mother of six—who died last year on October 4, 2022. Since this is the first year in decades that her own voice will be silent on this day, we will sing about her on behalf of women in audiences everywhere.… read more.

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Judy Meschel’s Deep Dive into the Life & Work of Alma Thomas

Today marks the day in 1966 that renowned painter Alma Thomas finally had her first retrospective. It was held at the Gallery of Art at Howard University, with art historian James A. Porter serving as the curator. The exhibition ran from April 24th to May 17th.

Alma Thomas, who was almost 75 years old, had waited a very long time.… read more.

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Despite Clear Feminist Intentions, “Mafia Mamma” Never Quite Gels

“Watching women take on a male dominated genre is greatly satisfying, but, unfortunately, the script itself is one hundred percent Hollywood formula.

Guest Post by Angela Stern

Toni Collette can do anything. If that wasn’t official before, it certainly is now with the release of the new Cornerstone Film’s comedy Mafia Mamma.read more.

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“Oh How You Shine” FF2’s Too Brief Tribute to Angela Lansbury

As the news began to circulate around social media of the passing of entertainment legend Angela Lansbury, the problem became: how best to remember her? Some opted for reminiscing about her role in the long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote, others posted videos of Mrs. Potts (voiced by Angela) in Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast.… read more.

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Danielle’s Quarantale: How SheNYC Arts Hacked Digital Theater

We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?

FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo

Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.

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My NYC Quarantale: Art as the Accomplice of Joy

My lockdown before COVID-19 was hell.

Guest Post by Susana Aldanondo

I refer to it as my time in ‘inferno,’ a time spent in a tiny miserable town in the middle of nowhere, where I turned a room inside an uninhabitable house into a studio.  But that is a story for another day.

With the onset of COVID, I felt deceived.… read more.

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