Thursday, January 20, 2022

Theatre/Stage

If you want to see the wizard, bypass the yellow brick road and head down to The Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts this weekend. For their season-ending show, Ballet on Wheels will do two performances of "The Wiz," the...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part...
Confession: I had yet to see “Fences” on stage. This was my first time. Don’t take my black card yall! I did see “Jitney,” “King Headley,” etc. That to say, this was a win-win. I would have gone regardless...
The Beale Street Music Festival, a cultural buffet known as “The Fest,” returned for its special Bicentennial year, once again taking over Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for a musical celebration spanning the first weekend in May. As always,...
“Dreamgirls” first premiered on Broadway in 1981 and appeared on the big screen in 2006. Now more than a decade after the movie premiere, the musical has opened for a run through July 15 at  Playhouse on the Square. Playhouse...
She’s just eleven years old and just made history. Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in...
Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie. I had already sounded...
I really wasn't in the concert mood but my wife really wanted to attend the 90's Block Party Concert series. So we went. Good call, sweetheart! Headlined by Teddy Riley and Guy, the tour also featured Dru Hill, Faith Evans,...
“The Color Purple” is in full swing here in Memphis. I attended opening night (Tuesday) at the Orpheum, with the house packed and rightfully so. It is a special story. The book by Alice Walker and the subsequent movie...
Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,”...