This February, Flushing Town Hall is celebrating Black History Month with the return of its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series featuring outstanding performers paying tribute to influential African-American musicians, entertainers, and musical traditions:
Third Stone from the Sun - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Saturday, February 12, at 7pm
The musical genius of Jimi Hendrix is recreated on stage by Jimy Bleu.
The Black King of Vaudeville - Remembering Bert Williams in Song
Sunday, February 20, at 7pm
Tony-nominated actor Larry Marshall (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Porgy & Bess) rejuvenates the life and music of Bert Williams, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era, and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time.
The Power & The Glory - Music of the Black Church
Thursday, February 24, at 7pm
Award-winning Broadway veteran Tina Fabrique (star of Ragtime, Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in da’ Funk, The Wiz, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Gospel at Colonus), pays homage to Gospel – spiritual music that remains a staple of African-American life today. Gospel originated from Black spirituals, slave songs, and white hymnody, and it emerged in tandem with ragtime, blues, and jazz.