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SIRENS OF SONG "SIZZLES" - Broadwayworld.com

THREE POWERHOUSE WOMEN SING SOME OF THE BEST WELL KNOWN AND LOVED SONGS! Fall under the spell of three powerhouse vocalists, as they celebrated the evolution of the 20th century women, and lead you on an uplifting journey of timeless songs and stories. Sirens of Song is a one-of-a-kind experience that will capture your heart and stir your soul!

 

 

MALIK YOBA'S "HARLEM TO HOLLYWOOD" Thrills Audiences of HI-ArtsNYC

Written By Malik Yoba, Critical Breaks Artist In Residence 

Director And Co-Writer: Kevin Ramsey

 

Harlem to Hollywood tells Malik Yoba’s life from the crime-ridden streets of New York City in the 1960s to the colorful lights of Hollywood. The one-man show will reveal the many characters, adventures and tales that have shaped his life. Through words and music, he creates a performance full of color, sound, spirit and passion.

NEO-SOUL SINGER ANTHONY DAVID TO STAR IN CHASIN'

7/2/2015

R&B/soul vocalist, and Grammy-nominated Anthony David is making his theatrical debut this summer in Kevin Ramsey’s Chasin’ dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records.  Best known for his 2008 song “Words”, a duet with contemporary R&B singer India.Arie, David will play the role of Harp.  This is David’s first time working with Kenny Leon’s True Color’s Theatre Company. The rest of the cast includes Jeremy Cohen, Brad Raymond, Maiesha McQueen, and Che Marshall.

HOT ATL TURNS UP FOR CHASIN' DEM BLUES: Untold Story of Paramount Records

7/11/2015

It was all about the Blues Friday evening at the opening night of Kevin Ramsey’s musical,Chasin’ dem Blues. The two-hour production had the audience groovin’ in their seats and waving their hands as it told the story of Paramount Records and its artists who transformed the music genre including Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Blind Lemon Jefferson. The show is presented by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

TONY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR KENNY LEON RAVES

7/8/2015

NPR HOST LOIS REITZ GOES IN-DEPTH BEHIND CHASIN' DEM BLUES

6/22/2015

The story of the blues and its rising popularity in the American musical lexicon will be told on the Atlanta stage next month.  “Chasin’ Dem Blues,” written and directed by Broadway Veteran Kevin Ramsey, runs from July 7 to Aug. 2 at the Southwest Arts Center.

 

The latest production of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is the story of Paramount Records, and how that label fostered the careers of Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and other blues and jazz luminaries of the 1920s.

CHASIN' DEM BLUES NABS 7 SUZI BASS AWARDS NOMS & WINS TWO

  • Outstanding Musical Direction - WINNER

  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast - WINNER

  • Outstanding Production - Musical

  • Outstanding Direction - Musical

  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Musical

  • Outstanding Scenic Design - Musical

  • Outstanding Sound Design - Musical

MAYOR OF MISSISSIPPI ATTENDS OPENING

6/27/2015

A new musical in Atlanta that details the history, struggle and exploitation of blues musicians is attracting quite a lot of attention, with some of it pointed at Clarksdale.

 

“Chasin’ Dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records” details the transition of a Wisconsin-based furniture company into a record label giant. It also focuses on how the success was attained partly through the exploitation of multiple blues musicians.

 

Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett, an honored guest at the premier, is well-versed in blues history, but says even he came away with some new information.

‘CHASIN’ DEM BLUES’ BRINGS PARAMOUNT RECORDS HISTORY & THE BLUES TO CENTER STAGE

7/23/2015

The Blues is deeply rooted in American history, particularly African American history, and many of the most important recordings in Blues history were made at the studio of Paramount Records. The company, which was founded in 1917 as a subsidiary of a company which made phonograph cabinets, was the home to Blues legends such as Alberta Hunter, Lucille Hegamin, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, considered by many as the “Mother of the Blues.”

 

Thanks to Tony Award winning-director Kenny Leon’s Atlanta-based True Colors Theater Company, the little-known story of Paramount Records is unfolding on the stage. Chasin’ Dem Blues featuring acclaimed performers Brad Raymond, Maiesha McQueen, Anthony David, Jeremy Cohen, Spencer Bean and Che Marshall and an incredible set and costumes opened on July 7 at Atlanta’s Southwest Performing Arts Center.

ATLANTA CULTURAL ARTS

1/1/2020

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has gone to great effort and pulled together a world class production with this show, which features acclaimed performers, incredible set and costumes and all based on the actual history of the development of the Blues between the years 1888 and 1932.

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SIRENS OF SONG "SIZZLES" - Broadwayworld.com

THREE POWERHOUSE WOMEN SING SOME OF THE BEST WELL KNOWN AND LOVED SONGS! Fall under the spell of three powerhouse vocalists, as they celebrated the evolution of the 20th century women, and lead you on an uplifting journey of timeless songs and stories. Sirens of Song is a one-of-a-kind experience that will capture your heart and stir your soul!

 

 

MALIK YOBA'S "HARLEM TO HOLLYWOOD" Thrills Audiences of HI-ArtsNYC

Written By Malik Yoba, Critical Breaks Artist In Residence 

Director And Co-Writer: Kevin Ramsey

 

Harlem to Hollywood tells Malik Yoba’s life from the crime-ridden streets of New York City in the 1960s to the colorful lights of Hollywood. The one-man show will reveal the many characters, adventures and tales that have shaped his life. Through words and music, he creates a performance full of color, sound, spirit and passion.

NEO-SOUL SINGER ANTHONY DAVID TO STAR IN CHASIN'

7/2/2015

R&B/soul vocalist, and Grammy-nominated Anthony David is making his theatrical debut this summer in Kevin Ramsey’s Chasin’ dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records.  Best known for his 2008 song “Words”, a duet with contemporary R&B singer India.Arie, David will play the role of Harp.  This is David’s first time working with Kenny Leon’s True Color’s Theatre Company. The rest of the cast includes Jeremy Cohen, Brad Raymond, Maiesha McQueen, and Che Marshall.

HOT ATL TURNS UP FOR CHASIN' DEM BLUES: Untold Story of Paramount Records

7/11/2015

It was all about the Blues Friday evening at the opening night of Kevin Ramsey’s musical,Chasin’ dem Blues. The two-hour production had the audience groovin’ in their seats and waving their hands as it told the story of Paramount Records and its artists who transformed the music genre including Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Blind Lemon Jefferson. The show is presented by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

TONY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR KENNY LEON RAVES

7/8/2015

NPR HOST LOIS REITZ GOES IN-DEPTH BEHIND CHASIN' DEM BLUES

6/22/2015

The story of the blues and its rising popularity in the American musical lexicon will be told on the Atlanta stage next month.  “Chasin’ Dem Blues,” written and directed by Broadway Veteran Kevin Ramsey, runs from July 7 to Aug. 2 at the Southwest Arts Center.

 

The latest production of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is the story of Paramount Records, and how that label fostered the careers of Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and other blues and jazz luminaries of the 1920s.

CHASIN' DEM BLUES NABS 7 SUZI BASS AWARDS NOMS & WINS TWO

  • Outstanding Musical Direction - WINNER

  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast - WINNER

  • Outstanding Production - Musical

  • Outstanding Direction - Musical

  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Musical

  • Outstanding Scenic Design - Musical

  • Outstanding Sound Design - Musical

MAYOR OF MISSISSIPPI ATTENDS OPENING

6/27/2015

A new musical in Atlanta that details the history, struggle and exploitation of blues musicians is attracting quite a lot of attention, with some of it pointed at Clarksdale.

 

“Chasin’ Dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records” details the transition of a Wisconsin-based furniture company into a record label giant. It also focuses on how the success was attained partly through the exploitation of multiple blues musicians.

 

Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett, an honored guest at the premier, is well-versed in blues history, but says even he came away with some new information.

‘CHASIN’ DEM BLUES’ BRINGS PARAMOUNT RECORDS HISTORY & THE BLUES TO CENTER STAGE

7/23/2015

The Blues is deeply rooted in American history, particularly African American history, and many of the most important recordings in Blues history were made at the studio of Paramount Records. The company, which was founded in 1917 as a subsidiary of a company which made phonograph cabinets, was the home to Blues legends such as Alberta Hunter, Lucille Hegamin, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, considered by many as the “Mother of the Blues.”

 

Thanks to Tony Award winning-director Kenny Leon’s Atlanta-based True Colors Theater Company, the little-known story of Paramount Records is unfolding on the stage. Chasin’ Dem Blues featuring acclaimed performers Brad Raymond, Maiesha McQueen, Anthony David, Jeremy Cohen, Spencer Bean and Che Marshall and an incredible set and costumes opened on July 7 at Atlanta’s Southwest Performing Arts Center.

ATLANTA CULTURAL ARTS

1/1/2020

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has gone to great effort and pulled together a world class production with this show, which features acclaimed performers, incredible set and costumes and all based on the actual history of the development of the Blues between the years 1888 and 1932.

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