“Aint Misbehavin'” ain’t for the frigid

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By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin’” brings to us the Harlem Renaissance with an edge. With inspiration drawing from and in honor of the book … Read more…

Pullman Porter Blues: History, Storytelling and The Blues

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[dropcap]Music[/dropcap] has a way of defining a feeling and unifying cultures and communities.  People connect to synergies that reflect their triumphs and struggles – that’s part of the beauty in lyricism and melody. Throughout history music has played a role … Read more…

Review: ‘Clara’ at the Open Door Repertory Theatre

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Her life was one classified as constant work and little joy. Though the energy and praise synergies she contributed to the gospel-arena ignited the world from sanctuaries to nightclubs, Clara Ward yearned for something we all have a desire for: … Read more…

Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet “Vera Stark” At The Goodman Theater

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Maid In Chicago:  Lottery Lady Lands “Vera Stark” Role At The Goodman By DeShong Perry-Smitherman Chicago’s own Tamberla Perry stars in the title role in the new Goodman stage play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. But before her talents … Read more…