Black History Month_2021-MaRainey-Houston
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
is a musical based on a play of the same name by August Wilson. It takes place one day during a session in a recording studio and illustrates how the power of the blues changes lives and the struggle of the artists fighting to perform their music as they want, rather than let the prejudices of society tell them what to do.
Performed at The Grand – March 1990
And, don’t miss…
Now streaming on Netflix. Produced by Denzel Washington…. And starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis (both receiving Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations)
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL – A TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON
features Belinda Davids singing Whitney Houston’s songs. Davids looks and sounds are so much like Houston that she found it a struggle to get her career off the ground. She auditioned for John Von Grinsven, creator and producer of A Tribute, and won the role over nearly 15,000 others.
Performed at The Grand – January 2020