Now in its 15th year, the DC JazzFest offers 150 performances in 40 different venues over a 16 day June blitz from the 1st to the 16th for every possible taste and pocketbook from pricey headliners and $40 valet parking for the well-heeled aficionado at The Anthem; to tribute concerts in partnership with The Kennedy Center; and Jazz in the ‘Hoods with citywide partnerships in 20+ neighborhoods including a FREE Chuck Brown … Read the rest
You can always tell that the Berks Loves Boney, when the front center rows are sold out with sisters who bounce out of their seats and dance from song 1 and wait for Boney to jump from the stage and serenade the crowd.
And the smooth, smiling reed player with his signature stingy brim hat, over flowing red Afro hairdo, and black & white deck shoes to match his ‘David Bowie’ tribute T-Shirt, … Read the rest
Will Downing confirmed his comeback at Saturday’s WHUR Night at the Berks Jazz Fest, filling the Santander Performing Arts Center to the rafters with several busloads of loyal WHUR fans from the DMV!
After surviving a life-threatening autoimmune disease several years ago, Will Downing – AKA “Chocolate Thunder” was back to his smooth delivery as he teamed with Oakland back-up Super-Sized singer Monae to nail the classic wedding song duet “Nothing Has Ever Felt … Read the rest
Brian Culbertson has become a fixture at the Berks Jazz Fest he has delivered opening night pirotechniques the last several years and is penciled in for 2020 as it approaches its 30t anniversary. “Feels like a family reunion” said BC at the start of the set and 2 hours and a 17-number playlist later as the crowd demanded an encore, I see what’s going on, its Friday night in Reading”!
After 19 … Read the rest
For those of you debating the price of attending the historic Tropicana Cabaret, get over your fear of flying!
Forget Las Vegas which it is often compared to, for what you get instead is a grand ballroom sized stage and three decks of dancers on three … Read the rest
On a weekend celebrating the Puerto Rican Pride Parade in New York City, GALA Hispanic Theater hosted a hot Nuyorican dance troupe that put on their stilettos and killed some cockroaches!
The Sassy off-Broadway Puerto Rican musical that blends dance and drama, premiers as the closing show … Read the rest
Kyaunnee Richardson once again filled the soaring Lincoln presidential suite of Trump International Hotel with her angelic rendition of “ESTHER SWEET ESTHER”, an operetta by Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg that took another step to the Great White Way!
“The road to Broadway begins tonight”, said Wendy Ginsberg after a … Read the rest
According to Holly Bass a trend-setting performance and visual artist, there is a new and exciting genre on the local arts scene called “Performance Dance’, where the message is as important as the movement.
Last weekend at Dance Place, MK Abadoo, and Vaughan Ryan Midder rolled out a reimagined Spike Lee Joint called “Wake Up!”… Read the rest
Center Stage closes out its 2017-2018 Season with SOUL The Stax Musical. This musical is inspired by the story of Stax Records and the rise of iconic artists such as Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & The MG’s, Rufus and Carla Thomas, David Porter, Wilson Pickett, Johnnie Taylor, and Eddie Floyd and the old Memphis ‘Hot Buttered’ soul music that helped to create the very foundation of American … Read the rest