Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World 3/5/20 – 4/5/20

Miami New Drama Presents A Wonderful World
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 04/05/2020 08:00 pm –
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $39-$65

Relish in the music. Meet the wives who shaped the man. Witness the story of a legend.

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era. Squire focuses his musical drama through the prism of the women in Armstrong’s life. Directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw. Music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

SMDCAC presents Ranky Tanky 4/4/20

SMDCAC presents Ranky Tanky
Saturday, 04/04/2020 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
1201 NE 38th St,
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
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Cost: $20-$35; $55 VIP

Dedicated to the African roots music of the Gullah culture of the coastal lowlands and sea islands of Georgia and South Carolina, Ranky Tanky (“get funky” in Gullah patois) has received numerous raves since their debut album “overflowing with authenticity” (Afropop Worldwide) came out in 2017. Powerhouse vocalist Quiana Parler (a 2003 American Idol standout) fronts an accomplished jazz quartet of fellow Charleston musicians and longtime friends, performing gutsy spirituals, blues, songs and more that mark the endurance and beauty of African-American culture.