Sunday, April 13, 2008

Theater of the Performing Arts celebrates youth in jazz with Yazzy concert at Strand Theater, Shreveport, on Fri, Ap 18, 7 pm

Students and the faculty of the Theater of the Performing Arts will perform at the Strand Theater at 7 pm Fri, Ap 18, says Gloria Gipson.

Michael Ward, jazz violinist, and Bobbi Humphrey, jazz flutist, are the principal guests. Also appearing are Mabel Robinson, director, choreographer, playwright, and Shreveport vocalist Linda Gail Shepherd. A salute to Mahalia Jackson will feature Shepherd singing songs such as “Walking Jerusalem” and “In the Upper Room”.

The Theatre of the Performing Arts 6th annual Yazzy spring concert is designed to showcase local talented youth as they collaborate with renowned professional artists.

Adult tickets: 12.50; youth tickets: 7.50; Seniors: 10.00.
Strand Theatre: 226-8555.
Theatre of the Performing Arts: (318) 525-0740 or (318) 621-8914.

Sponsors are the City of Shreveport, Department of Community Development, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Mrs. Irma C. Martin, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, The Black Arts Coalition, with funds from the City of Shreveport, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau, and the Caddo Parish School Board.

Gloria Gipson/ Executive Director
(318) 525-0740 or (318) 621-8914

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