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Celebrate Black History Month with ‘Raisin in the Sun’ and Gospel Fest

CSN stages a production of Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ this weekend.

The Details

Hiram & Nettie
February 24, 7 p.m.; February 25, noon; free.
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, 267-4040.

The Details

A Raisin in the Sun
February 25, 7:30 p.m.; February 26, 2 p.m.; $15-$20.
Nicolas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., 651-5483.

Black History Month is almost over, but there’s still time to recognize. Las Vegas-based Broadway in the Hood, founded by Torrey Russell to help get kids off the streets and into the theater, stages Terrance Afer-Anderson’s Hiram & Nettie as part of Gospel Fest February 24 and 25 at Black Mountain Recreation Center. The musical centers around two slaves in 1820s Georgia. Gospel Fest ends with a gospel music performance Saturday night. Tickets are recommended.

Also, on February 25 and 26, the College of Southern Nevada (Cheyenne Campus) stages Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the story of a poor black family dealing with a substantial insurance windfall. The performance is part of CSN’s 4th annual Hands Across the Arts Benefit.

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