Posts tagged "Jackie Taylor"

Ain’t No Crying the Blues (Black Ensemble Theater): The Real Deal

Ain’t No Crying the Blues (Black Ensemble Theater):  The Real Deal
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Black Ensemble Theater presents AIN’T NO CRYING THE BLUES (IN THE MEMORY OF HOWLIN’ WOLF).  If there was a Mount Rushmore of the all-time blues greats, Chester Arthur Burnett, AKA “Howlin’ Wolf,” would certainly be carved on it, joined by a select group  including Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Willie Dixon and... Read more »

"The Other Cinderella" (Black Ensemble Theater): Jimmy Choo Alternative to Glass

"The Other Cinderella" (Black Ensemble Theater):  Jimmy Choo Alternative to Glass
Black Ensemble Theater presents THE OTHER CINDERELLA.  So, everyone knows the story about the abused girl being rescued by a prince. That’s the traditional fairytale that Disney has immortalized with talking mice and some “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.”  What’s the untold story?  The King thinks the Prince is gay.  Stepmom works for the post office.  Fairy Godmama practices... Read more »

"The Marvin Gaye Story" (Black Ensemble Theater): Legend Endures in Gorgeous, Soulful Music

Reviewed by Tom Lawler As Motown legends go, Marvin Gaye sits on his own perch. Being neither as prolific as Smokey Robinson nor as precocious as Stevie Wonder, Gaye was nonetheless deeply revered by both. What was his magic and why does Gaye’s legend endure with his fans decades after his death – despite a... Read more »
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