At the Lyric Theater



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Safer at home Virtual Series

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Mondays at 1 pm


Is it True? Tales from the Magic City with Jocelyn Hurtado

We all have heard crazy stories of events, people and places from the past from our parents, aunts and uncles or even our neighbors that seem hard to believe or not sure if it really happened. This live series hosted by Archivist Jocelyn Hurtado, will begin with pre-fixed topics and future episodes will be based on audience suggestions. The host will ask the social media followers to share a story they heard about the Magic City and then research these stories and see if there are any supporting documents that might be able to prove if it is true or not.


Tuesdays at 11 am


Today in Black History with Alicia Melton

This live series featuring Archives Outreach Administrator Alicia Melton, will highlight historical events and achievements of Black Americans, both local and nationwide. We invite social media followers to join in and share any additional or unknown facts about the topic during the session


Wednesdays at 2 pm


Jeopardy Noir with Timothy A. Barber.

Executive Director Timothy A. Barber will be engaging with followers in a fun trivia game of questions, answers, and discussion about Miami’s black history. Whether you are a history buff who wants to show off your skills, or just want to learn something new, we invite you to join us for this weekly live series.


Thursdays at 1 pm


Legacies: Profiles in Greatness with Luis Berthin

This live series hosted by Assistant Archivist Luis Berthin, will feature profiles of important figures in Black Miami’s past who played an important part in the city’s history. The sessions will include a biography of the person, including accomplishments and how they impacted the community at the time. Each segment will include interactive Q & A.


Fridays at 12 noon


Virtual Field Trips with Timothy A. Barber

This live series will take followers on virtual voyages around Miami. The field trips, guided by Black Archives Director Timothy A. Barber and his trusty drone, will give viewers one-on-one access to the Magic City. Each segment will include interactive Q & A.


Saturdays at 11 am


Storytime In Color with Kamila Pritchett

This live series is for the kiddies! Operations & Programming Manager Kamila Pritchett will read children’s books authored by African American writers from a list curated by staff and social media suggestions. We will also invite “special guest readers” to join our live chat, including Black Archives Board Members and community leaders  


The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater specializes in developing excellent relationships with the community through impactful programming. We believe that this unique position, combined with competitively priced activities will set the complex apart as a premiere venue. In addition to Black Archives Signature Programming, the organization has also partnered with several community arts organizations to present programming at the Theater, including: Miami Contemporary Dance Company, M Ensemble, Miami-Dade College, WLRN, University of Miami, Florida A & M University, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade County, New World School of the Arts, the Melton Mustafa Jazz Festival, City of Miami and the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency.


Some examples of BAHLT Signature Programming include:


Black Archives presents "Lyric Live” - In conjunction with New Washington Heights CDC's monthly Folklife Friday event, the Black Archives presents a monthly interactive talent showcase.  The event features a local comedian as host, a live band, DJ, and the Bahamian Junkanoo serving as the sandman to usher less favored contestants off the stage with a unique Miami flair.   


Black Archives presents "Expressions, an Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz” – Recipient of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, “Expressions” is an open-mic spoken word session featuring jazz bands, drinks and a lounge-like atmosphere. 


Black Archives presents "The ICONS"- series features leading community scholars and personalities, speaking on significant moments that impact the South Florida Community with a moderator and audience Q & A. features visual aids highlighting moments in South Florida’s Black History via the Black Archives Archival Collection.

Black Archives presents "The South Florida Marching Band Precision Camp " – Targeting student musicians from 8th to 12th grades, this week-long camp includes instrumental music, symphonic and marching band, as well as auxiliary instruction for students and band directors throughout South Florida.  Through their engagement in the band camp, students increase their level of musicianship, marching band skills, dedication, creativity, pride, teamwork, and develop life-long friendships. The camp culminates with a parade and marching band performance, as well as a symphonic band performance on the Lyric stage, giving the campers an opportunity to share their talents with the community.


Black Archives programming is supported by the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Miami-Dade County, The Knight Foundation, Black Archives Members and private donations.


As an additional method of generating sustaining income and maintaining ongoing activity in the area, the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater is also available for rental by private citizens, community organizations and performing and visual arts presentations.  



Click link above for documents on conference and venue rental rates. Any Inquiries - eMail