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‘Ray Charles Live!’ Honors Living Legend

From News, posted 11.20.07 Ray Charles Live!, written by BMI Librettist Suzan-Lori Parks (Pulitzer Prize winner for Top Dog Underdog), and directed by Sheldon Epps, premiered November 9 at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (‘Mister’ in The Color Purple) stars in the… Read more...


Suzan-Lori Parks and Paul Oscher

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.06 The Odd Couple? Her mentor was James Baldwin; he learned the fine points of guitar playing looking over Muddy Waters's shoulder. As a teen in the '80s, she gave up guitar playing soon after she started because it was such a white-guy thing; he encouraged her to go back to… Read more...