Voice Of The Urbane



“Aint Misbehavin’” ain’t for the frigid

Posted February 12, 2014 by ndigo

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 written by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., combined with the  powerful music and vibe […]

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Pullman Porter Blues: History, Storytelling and The Blues

Posted September 19, 2013 by LaToya Cross

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 in signifying a certain era and sociopolitical moments.  The Blues genre became the voice during slavery […]

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Review: ‘Clara’ at the Open Door Repertory Theatre

Posted August 9, 2013 by LaToya Cross

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: her voice to be heard. She had a voice, that’s undoubted. But whose was it? […]

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