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BLACK PEARL

SINGS!

BY FRANK HIGGINS

DIRECTOR

SANDRA HOLLOWAY

 MUSIC DIRECTOR

WILLIAM HUBBARD

FEATURING

ROZ WHITE

AS ALBERTA 'PEARL' JOHNSON

TERESA CASTRACANE

AS SUSANNAH MULLALLY

Two extraordinary women in Depression-era Texas. An ambitious Library of Congress musicologist and her discovery of the musical gifts of an African American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. A powerful evocative story of how they must work together to fulfill both of their goals. A journey of race and reconciliation, religion and tenacity, historical origins of folk music, and ultimate healing and understanding. Based on the discovery of legendary folk singer/guitarist  Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter in prison by folklorist John Lomax and their subsequent musical partnership. Featuring over 20 American folk and spiritual songs.

APR 21 - MAY 29

Review: ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ at MetroStage

by William Powell

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Interview: Roz White and Teresa Castracane on Appearing in ‘Black Pearl Sings!’

by Joel Markowitz

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Review: ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ at MetroStage

by Debbie Minter Jackson

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Review: Black Pearl Sings! – MetroStage

by Jordan Wright

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Notes from Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin

Review: Black Pearl Sings! – MetroStage

by Andrew White

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Review: Black Pearl Sings!

by Laura Fries

Review: Black Pearl Sings! – MetroStage

by Susan Berlin

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Review: MetroStage presents Black Pearl Sings!

by Steve Hibbard

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ON THAT NOTE!

William Hubbard: Music from the Heart

by Norman Allen

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