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Alberta Hunter  // Posts tagged as "Alberta Hunter"

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

LEAVING THE BLUES: A play with Music about Blues legend Alberta Hunter People in the Bay area and around the country know that incredible theater productions are oozing out of every corner of San Francisco. I love the theater and when I hear about a production I often hesitate. Parking is a bitch and getting […]

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01 Feb Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off on Jewelle Gomez’s New Play ‘Leaving the Blues’

Jewelle Gomez’s New Play ‘Leaving the Blues’

Jewelle Gomez’s New Play ‘Leaving the Blues’

A popular singer. Her passionate lover. The 1920s. Recipe for the blues?  And change! The world premier of Jewelle Gomez’s new play Leaving The Blues runs March 3 – April 2 at The New Conservatory Theater at 25 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco! Celebrated Blues singer-songwriter Alberta Hunter (1895-1984) is backstage preparing for a professional comeback, […]

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13 Apr Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Harlem Vibrates with Possibility

Harlem Vibrates with Possibility

“I used to live in the world, then we moved to Harlem.”  So goes the opening lines of one of the poems in Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”  I saw that theatre piece more than anything else before or since.  It signaled the possibility that […]

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