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Sanctified Soul: Kirk Franklin Had A Sold Out Debut At ...

“Let my people dance,” Kirk Franklin admonished an overzealous usher at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, who kept gesturing for members of the sold-out crowd to clear the aisles and return to their seats despite the ...
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Kennedy Center Christmas: Leslie Odom, Jr. Captures The Season In ...

‘Tis the season for holiday concerts, and there was no better one than the Christmas spectacular at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that featured Tony and Grammy Award-winning entertainer Leslie Odom, Jr. alongside the National Symphony ...
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Retro Ride: The Journey Of August Wilson’s “Jitney”

The Nation’s Capital was transported to Pittsburgh in 1977 when August Wilson’s “Jitney” took audiences on a ride of emotions, laughter and thought-provoking dialogue during its run at the Arena Stage. This two hour and 15-minute production with a 15-minute ...
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Remembering Royalty: The Kennedy Center Celebrates “Nat King Cole at ...

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented “Nat King Cole at 100,” a three-night musical commemoration of the trailblazing legend who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. The National Symphony Orchestra featured BeBe Winans, Eric ...
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Instant Vintage: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” Makes Old New Again

There are circuses, and then there is Cirque du Soleil! The Canadian circus arts company has created masterful productions that are staged in Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando and in multiple international destinations. Cirque du Soleil also has eight ...
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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as ...
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Staged: BeBe Winans’ “Born For This” Opens In DC

AlwaysAList.com was invited to opening night of “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. “Born for This” is an engaging musical that gives insight into the journey of Benjamin “BeBe” Winans and Priscilla “CeCe” ...
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Nine Lives: “Cats” Returning To Broadway Starring “X Factor” Winner

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical “Cats” is returning to the Great White Way in July and pop superstar Leona Lewis has been tapped to play the lead role. Lewis will star as the withered and worn lonely cat Grizabella in ...
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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and ...