Presenting the Soul of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Music historians and lecturers always credit Black gospel, rhythm & blues, along with boogie woogie and jazz, for giving birth to America’s 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll craze – a perennially popular music genre to this day. I’ve attended several such scholarly talks, but getting it with your brain is nothing like feeling it in your gut … and soul. That’s why MEMPHIS, the musical that’s creating a sensation over at Broward’s hottest new musical venue, the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC), made me wonder: “Where has this phenomenal show been all my life?”

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‘The Cancellation of Lauren Fein’ Provoking and Fearful

Currently on through an extended run, Palm Beach Dramaworks presents “The Cancellation of Lauren Fein,” a world premiere of a play; a tragedy in a modern era of accountability. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown, this play provides a thought-provoking story of a collegiate professor with privilege being held accountable for her insensitivity. It is a story of stereotypical characters fearing cancel culture, with no rise or break for their transgressions, resulting in tragedy for all.

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LAYON GRAY’S ‘THE GIRLS OF SUMMER’ FOCUSES ON A MYSTERY AT M ENSEMBLE

Written by Christine Dolen

Originally published on artburstmiami.com.

Playwright, director and actor Layon Gray has a talent for getting inside so many different facets of Black life and history – and for taking engaged audiences on that journey with him.

Miami’s M Ensemble, the state’s oldest Black theater company, has just begun its 53rd season with a production of Gray’s The Girls of Summer.

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AREN PETERSON DANCERS CELEBRATES THEIR FIFTH ANNUAL FORWARD MOTION DANCE FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE OF PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED DANCE ON MARCH 23 & 24

Miami, FL – South Florida is gearing up for the much-anticipated Fifth Annual Forward Motion Dance Festival and Conference of Physically Integrated Dance (FM5). This unique event on March 23 and 24, 2024 is a celebration of physically integrated dance, featuring a dynamic mix of performances, workshops, and community engagement. Produced by Karen Peterson Dancers (KPD) annually, Forward Motion is one of the first festivals and conferences anywhere in the world showcasing physically integrated dance companies and choreography.

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Musical Masterpiece Carousel Waltzes into The Wick Theatre Working Carousel to Grace Outdoor Area for Guests to Enjoy

Prepare to be swept away by the musical masterpiece Carousel at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. This iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein production features a treasure trove of timeless songs including “If I Loved You,” “Carousel Waltz,” “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and the anthemic “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Adding to the theatrical presentation, The Wick will have a stunning, 10-seat carousel spinning in the lot outside the theater for guests to enjoy. The show runs February 29-March 24, 2024 with evening shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and matinees on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets start at $79 and are available at www.thewick.org or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.

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You Might Not Like Will Dagger in His Latest Role… He’s Willing to Risk That

This post was originally published on Playbill - Features

Written by: Talaura Harms

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Actor Will Dagger is becoming an indie-theatre darling. He’s compelling to watch, imbuing his characters with a quiet earnestness that floats beyond the figurative footlights of the stage. But in his latest role in Ryan Drake’s you don’t have to do anything, there’s something dangerous lying beneath his simple delivery. Something that even Dagger himself finds it difficult to face.

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