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The Kennedy Center’s African Odyssey Festival in D.C., March 31-May 25, will feature the Afro-American Symphony, the first major symphony by an African American ever to be performed by a major symphony orchestra, concerts by American jazz greats and more. Call 202-467-4600 for schedule information and ticket prices…. “A Celebration of Dance” at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (one block west of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues) will team former and present dancers of the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Joffrey Ballet, April 19-20. Tickets cost $28 and $23. Call 718-951-4500…. View films by black filmmakers from around the world at Ft. Lauderdale’s South Florida Black Film Festival, April 20-26. Seminars with established directors and actors are planned. Tickets cost $3-$5 per film. Call 954698-5680 for time, venues and film information. . . . Los Angeles is gearing up for the Black Business Expo, April 25-27, at the L A. Convention Center (1201 S. Figuerda St.). Included will be a youth entrepreneur tour and the Summit 2000 economic seminar. in addition to booths and entertainment. Tickets cost $6 daily. Call 213-420-2231…. It’s time for the famed New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 25May 4. Prices vary per venue. Call 504-522-4786 or http://www.nojazzfest.com.
PHOTO (COLOR): New Orleans Jazz Festival
PHOTO (COLOR): Brooklyn Center