Sunday, August 14, 2022

Theatre/Stage

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...
Earth wants to kill you. According to famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, that cryptic teaser is one of the “Ten Things You Should Know About The Universe.” Tyson will explain the murderous motives of our planet — along with...
Whatever you do, don’t call Naturally 7 an a cappella group. Not that they’d mind — that’s how they got started — but a cappella just isn’t accurate, not anymore. When the internationally renowned group takes the stage at...
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after the premiere of “After the Love Has Gone” was showcased at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., this past Saturday. Directed by filmmaker and playwright C.L. Woodson, the stage play offers...
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...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender An artful, multi-media presentation of Alzheimer’s awareness will soon take the stage at Southwest Tennessee Community College, allowing live-stream viewers throughout the Mid-South to post comments as the action...
I know, I know: It's not like NO African-Americans go to Broadway shows at the Orpheum. There were more than a few at Friday night's performance of "The Phantom of The Opera," which I was blessed to attend as...