Performance Posts

Use for performance listings. This is an archive of events that have appeared in my performance calendar.

Word Jazz

Following a sold-out, enthusiastically received September debut, Actors Improv Theater’s Word Jazz returns to Sharp Nine. Inspired by Ken Nordine’s eponymous 1957 album, Word Jazz is comprised of scenes based on improvised monologues and live music by a quartet. Spontaneous songs and even old standards also figure into the mix, all initiated by audience suggestions. Actors Improv, formerly known

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The Music of Sam Cooke

Twist the night away with the stories and music of the King of Soul, Sam Cooke. Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and civil rights activist. Cooke fused soul and pop, pioneering the sound for future R&B artists. In 1960 his career skyrocketed from his first secular single “You Send Me,” which was followed by the chart-toppers “Chain

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