All Things Entertaining and Cultural

Yardbird — Opera Philadelphia at Perelman Theater

Maestro Corrado Rovaris begins the downbeat, an easy drum riff that leads a mellow combination of horns. Daniel Schnyder’s score for his and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly’s view of jazz … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Standing on a staircase that takes her three rows up on the stage right aisle, Miche Braden, portraying blues diva Bessie Smith, begins, a cappella, the plaintive wail, “I hate … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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