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Legendary Black Voices–Great Broadway Songs

Notre Dame College 1857 S. Green Road, Cleveland

Why did Ella Fitzgerald record no less than eight songbook albums devoted to famous composers--all of them (except Duke Ellington) white songwriters for theater and film?  "Because the songs are great!" she said, and many of her African American colleagues from the classic era agreed: Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Hartman, Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Short--the list goes on.  Jazz pianist Joe Hunter and his trio and singers including the wonderful Evelyn Wright and Nicole Sumlin-- will take us on a tour spiced with video clips.


Waitin’ For My Dearie: Brigadoon and The Miracle of Love

Maltz Performing Arts Center 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland, OH, United States

Lerner and Loewe's masterwork boasts hit songs ("Almost Like Being in Love," "The Heather on the Hill"), but more important, this 1947 musical pierces the heart: It's the story of Tommy Albright, an American who has been emotionally scarred by World War II, but who reclaims his soul in the Scottish Highlands with a lass […]