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Review: ‘NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company’ at The Kennedy Center 

Acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith and Montego Glover joyously hopped the A train to Harlem along with the NSO Pops in tribute to the Queen of Jazz in Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company. This year marks Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and conductor Steven Reineke’s brilliant creation to honor the First Lady […]

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Review: Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The indefatigable legendary singer and actress, Melba Moore, dazzled the crowd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday evening. With a very strong family background in music and an early start “hitting the big time” by winning a Tony Award for Purlie, the charismatic Ms. Moore is no stranger to singing music in […]

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An Interview with Tony Award Winner Melba Moore-Appearing at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club-Tomorrow, October 2nd at 8 PM Night

Tonight I had the great pleasure of a brief but extremely rewarding and stimulating telephone interview with the Tony Award-winning (Purlie) and Grammy and Emmy –Award nominated singer and actress Melba Moore. Ms. Moore was most gracious, frank, and enlightening as she talked about her very rich career over these past forty years of career […]

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‘The Wiz’ Eases on Down to The Gaithersburg Arts Barn From August 7th-23rd by Laura Andruski

In partnership with ANKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents The Wiz, a modern musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Wiz is a retelling of Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in the context of African-American culture with a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, […]

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Film Review: ‘Hava Nagila’ by Bari Biern

First, take out your No. 2 pencils and answer this question:  Where did the traditional Jewish song, “Hava Nagila” originate? (1)    Jerusalem (2)    Warsaw (3)    Miami Okay, it’s a trick question. The real answer will surprise you, and it’s only one of the many fascinating facts revealed in producer/director Roberta Grossman’s Hava Nagila (The Movie). To […]

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Nnenna Freelon at The KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center by Francine Schwartz

The KC Jazz Club featured Nnenna Freelon in their cabaret style venue last night. Those of you who attended the Thelonius Monk Competion in September, also at The Kennedy Center, surely recall her stunning vocal style, as well as her bodacious charm. She was accompanied by bassist John Brown, drummer Adonis Rose, and pianist Brandon McCune. Encouraging the audience […]

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