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Review: ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ at Arena Stage

After the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963, Nina Simone turned her singing career toward the Civil Rights' struggle. After a decade of singing...

Review: ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ at McCarter Theatre Center

Janis Joplin was a true original. But as the musical/tribute concert A Night with Janis Joplin proves, she didn’t just come out of nowhere. Joplin became...

Review: NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi at The Kennedy...

“Peaches” was in the house. Inspired by the spirit of Nina Simone, acclaimed American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress, Ledisi performed an...

2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Surface Tension’ at Tangle Movement Arts

In Surface Tension, the Philadelphia-based circus arts company Tangle Movement Arts spotlights the skills of six female performers. They use ropes, swings, bungee cords,...

Review: ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is...

Ntozake Shange’s music-drama, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (1976), comprises a seminal work of poetry, music, and...

‘SPEKTRUM’ at Howard University

A world of color streamed with feet pointed and backs arched, amazed at the auspicious shapes; I witnessed dance prevail in SPEKTRUM, Howard University’s...

‘Gee’s Bend’ at MetroStage by Ramona Harper

“This ensemble was exquisite” -- praise testimony of a theatergoer after seeing Gee’s Bend at MetroStage. Amazing how a cast of just four performers are...

Margo Moorer on Playing Nella in ‘Gee’s Bend’ at MetroStage by...

She's been involved with Gee's Bend since its first reading and now Margo Moorer will be reprising the role of Nella in MetroStage's new production...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Four Women’ by Nicole Cusick

Theatre has the opportunity to influence a person in many ways. Sometimes it moves people to tears of laughter, and sometimes it moves people...

Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performance Set for ‘One Night with Janice Joplin’ at...

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc., announced that it will provide audio description of  One Night with Janis Joplin, back by popular demand after opening last...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Four Women’ by Clarissa McKithen

Four Women is not a performance, but a journey. Not a performance, but an experience into the multiple dimensions of black womanhood. This production...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ Begins Performances on Broadway on 9/20...

One Night with Janis Joplin is coming to Broadway and will begin previews at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre - 149 West 45th Street - on Friday, September 20, 2013....

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at the Mead...

I came into One Night with Janis Joplin asking one major question: how will a production presented as “more of a full on concert...

An Interview with Caroline Clay of ‘Clementine and the Lower 9′...

Caroline Clay is a phenomenal woman.  Her extraordinary acting skills and God’s gift of performance talent are only preceded by her grace, beauty, and...

Randy Johnson on Writing and Directing ‘One Night with Janis Joplin’...

After a critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage last October One Night with Janis Joplin is back. I asked Director Randy Johnson about the new production...

An Interview with Caroline Clay of ‘Clementine and the Lower 9′...

Caroline Clay is a phenomenal woman. Her extraordinary acting skills and God’s gift of performance talent are only preceded by her grace, beauty, and...

Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance Conservatory Dancers at Strathmore by Breena...

The CityDance Conservatory and Chicago-based Hubbard Street 2 of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago joined forces over the weekend to perform an array of celebrated...

Mary Bridget Davies on playing Janis Joplin in ‘One Night With...

I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing when I attended One Night with Janis Joplin last week at Arena Stage. Mary Bridget...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at The Mead...

It was fitting to watch One Night with Janis Joplin last night at The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, because 42 years ago to...

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