Feb
5
Fri
Black History Trilogy I – John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
Black History Trilogy I - John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.

Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.

Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s production of The Lion King, will bring to life the legacy of American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis, who passed away last summer and coined the popular phrase “good trouble” in one of his most resilient speeches. Following his reading of the speech, White will discuss why Lewis’ words and mission are still relevant today and participate in a short question and answer session with the virtual audience.

https://flushingtownhall.org/event-detail.php?id=36

Feb
18
Thu
Black History Trilogy II – Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
Black History Trilogy II - Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

https://flushingtownhall.org/black-history-trilogy-2

Black History Trilogy II – Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan

In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.

On February 18 at 7:00 PM, the Trilogy continues with a presentation of “Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan,” featuring Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist Lillias White, who also wrote and conceived the show.

White, who performed in Dream Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific, and Cy Coleman’s The Life, will highlight the music and struggles of the African American Jazz Artist Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of Be-Bop who has influenced generations of vocalists with her unique style of expression and melodic phrasing. Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves and set the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Vaughan, called “Sassy” by the greatest Jazz musicians, was not only an extraordinary vocalist but a pianist, as well, who could accompany herself and perform alone if necessary.

LOCATION: FTH at HOME (Virtual Venue)