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A Regal Open For Chattanooga’s Black Arts And Ideas Festival

Meet the African Princesses:  Zoe Chatman, Aneja Raiteri and Kimberly Hurley - a.k.a. Kimmie J. Soul.
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Meet the African Princesses: Zoe Chatman, Aneja Raiteri and Kimberly Hurley - a.k.a. Kimmie J. Soul.

Throughout this month, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas: Juneteenth Independence Day will celebrate the contributions by artists of African descent in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and literature.

On Saturday evening, Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host the first event for this year’s festival: the RBG Ball - the Red, Black and Green Ball - featuring a Black Arts Awards Ceremony and the introduction of three historical African princesses.
Ric Morris is the festival’s founder and CEO.

Aneja Raiteri and Kimberly Hurley - a.k.a. Kimmie J. Soul - portray two of the princesses.

Tinita Coulter is their costume designer.

Tinita Coulter, the costume designer for the African Princesses.
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Tinita Coulter, the costume designer for the African Princesses.
Ric Morris, founder and CEO of the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas.
Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas
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Ric Morris, founder and CEO of the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas.