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'Twisted Melodies' powerfully interprets the tragic, musical life of Donnie Hathaway

05-17-2016 News

'Twisted Melodies' powerfully interprets the tragic, musical life of Donnie Hathaway Written by Tina Farmer Category: Theatre Reviews Published: 29 April 2016  Black Rep closes its 39th season with Twisted Melodies, a moving exploration of the connection between genius and madness, expertly conveyed in an evocatively personal performance by actor Kelvin Roston...

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BWW Review: Harrowing TWISTED MELODIES at The Black Rep

05-17-2016 News

  BWW Review: Harrowing TWISTED MELODIES at The Black Rep   By Chris Gibson Donny Hathaway is the very definition of "tortured genius", a singer/songwriter with velvety pipes, and melodies that were both memorable and timeless. Just listen to the gritty truths he expresses on his breakthrough tune...

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The Black Rep's Twisted Melodies Is a Worthy Tribute to Donny Hathaway

05-10-2016 News

  The Black Rep's Twisted Melodies Is a Worthy Tribute to Donny Hathaway  By Paul Friswold Paul.Friswold@riverfronttimes.com  Paul.Friswold@riverfronttimes.com A one-man show set inside a hotel room on the last day of the protagonist's life could be grimly claustrophobic, but Kelvin Roston, Jr.'s Twisted Melodies is instead expansive and life-affirming. It owes its warmth in no...

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Twisted Melodies Articles

04-21-2016 News

          Stigma of mental illness haunts new play at Black Rep     1970, Donny Hathaway released his first single, “The Ghetto.” Rolling Stone hailed him as “a major new force in soul music.” At the dawn of the decade, the performer and songwriter from St. Louis seemed to...

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Legendary St. Louis Attorney Goes To Bat For The Black Rep

01-06-2015 News

Legendary St. Louis attorney and civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman is fulfilling a dream by lending her name to a fundraising initiative for the long-term survival of another local icon, The Black Rep.

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