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Theater
Marie and Rosetta
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Description:
A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of 'race records' in the 30's and 40's, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. "Marie and Rosetta" chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.
When:
August 24, 2016 - October 2, 2016
336 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
212-691-5919
Nearest Subways
A,C,E,L at 14 St
1 at 18 St
A,C,E,L at 8 Av
F,L,M,1,2,3 at 14 St (6th and 7th Ave)
N,R at 23 St
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