Mama Dee’s family returned to the stage when the Hampton University Players and Company presented the national debut of “A Love to Call My Own,” the sequel to the nationally toured “Mama Dee’s Girls.”
As the closing production for the 2008-09 season, this musical holds a special place in the hearts of the HU Players; it’s story, music and lyrics were written by Dr. Karen T. Ward (K.T. Price), chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and director of the production.
In 2001, audiences across the nation were introduced to Mama Dee and her daughter, Lil Sis, in “Mama Dee’s Girls.” In the production Lil Sis rose to the top of the music business only to see her professional triumph plunge when she’s accused of shooting a corrupt producer and sent to jail. Later we learn that the real shooter was her 7-year-old daughter, Mia, who was trying to protect her mother.
The Hampton University 2009 Model Student Finalists have been chosen and this group has a lot to offer HU and the community around us. In order to qualify for the competition, applicants had to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, be involved in two campus groups and community service. Before making the final decision the Student Connection wanted to share with you a group of students that have been models on this campus for a while.