I'll admit that I was surprised when Jacob Latimore burst into song early into Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity. I went into the screening having only the vaguest knowledge of the cast and the director, and no one had mentioned that it was a musical.
In addition to providing insight into the creation of her first holiday CD, "A Mary Christmas," which also marks her first collaboration with legendary producer David Foster, she talks about the trajectory of her 21-year career.
For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.