Jarreau Freeman is a Philadelphia-based writer and communications specialist who loves hearing and telling great stories. Her passion for storytelling has led her everywhere from school board meetings to the studios of some of the area's most talented artists. She’s also spent time chatting it up about music and life with the likes of India Arie, Brian McKnight, and Amos Lee. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Jarreau’s work has been featured in Philly Current Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, and various Digital First Media publications. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through a used book store or two. Follow Jarreau on Twitter @JarreauJoy.
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Performance Garage presents Roni Graham's 'Laughter Is Therapy'
When life hands you lemons...
Roni Graham's one-woman show 'Laughter Is Therapy' pairs the performer's dynamic personality and therapeutic triaining with a gripping — and hilarious — life story. Jarreau Freeman reviews.
Gabrielle Union's 'We're Going to Need More Wine'
Sips and stories
Actress Gabrielle Union's autobiography travels from her code-switching childhood to her life as a Hollywood star, with a whole lot of knowledge in between. Jarreau Freeman reviews.
BlackStar Film Festival presents Ava DuVernay with Maori Karmael Holmes
Celebrating black films with Ava DuVernay
Acclaimed director Ava DuVernay sat down for a conversation with BlackStar Film Festival founder Maori Karmael Holmes. Jarreau Freeman reports.
BlackStar Film Festival presents "Shorts Program 4"
Unique tales of resistance
A program of shorts at the BlackStar Film Festival featuring women directors gave critic Jarreau Freeman a new perspective on resistance.
Blackstar Film Festival presents 'L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later'
Can't we all just get along?
Erik Parker and One9's documentary looks back at the 1992 L.A. riots and those whose lives were affected before, during, and after the fires stopped burning. Jarreau Freeman reviews.
'This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare,' by Gabourey Sidibe
Girl talk with Gabby
Gabourey Sidibe has come a long way from her Brooklyn roots and her role as the beaten-down star of Lee Daniels's film 'Precious.' Her new memoir tells all about it. Jarreau Freeman reviews.
African American Museum presents 'Tone Poems & Light Stories'
Creating a new home
The African American Museum looks back at the Great Migration to Philadelphia and those who helped the city's new residents settle in. Jarreau Freeman reviews.
Asian Arts Initiative presents 'Loving Blackness'
The skin you're in
Asian Arts Initiative's new exhibition, 'Loving Blackness,' examines black identity through painting, photography, sculpture, and other media. Jarreau Freeman reviews.