Black History Trilogy Returns to Flushing Town Hall

Black History Trilogy returns to Flushing Town Hall for the celebration of Black History month. The trilogy will feature ​​ward-winning performers paying tribute to influential African-American artists, entertainers, and musical traditions.

Black History Trilogy

The Trilogy event will kick off with Third Stone from the Sun – A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix on February 12, 2022 at 7 PM. The event will showcase Jimi Hendrix’s most popular songs performed by Jimy Bleu. Bleu is one of the longest-running and most authentic tribute artists of Jimi Hendrix. He will be joined on Flushing Town Hall’s stage alongside Moby Medina on bass guitar and Ted Edwards on drums. When Jimy Bleu is not rocking out on stage, he gives lectures as a “Hendrix historian” on radio, TV, and at colleges throughout the country about Hendrix’s wide-ranging impact on music, politics, fashion, and art. 

The second event of the trilogy will take place on Sunday, February 20 at 7PM with a presentation of The Black King of Vaudeville – Remembering Bert Williams in Song featuring Tony-nominated actor Larry Marshall celebrating the life and music of Bert Williams. Bert Williams (1874-1922) was one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians of his time. He became the first Black American to pioneer leading roles, both on Broadway and in the 1914 film Darktown Jubilee, pushing back racial barriers and subverting the usual tropes. Larry Marshall is best known for his starring roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and Porgy & Bess.

The Trilogy will wrap up with a soulful homage to Gospel featuring award-winning Broadway veteran Tina Fabrique on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7PM with The Power & The Glory – Music of the Black Church.  In her Trilogy performance, Tina Fabrique (star of Ragtime, Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in da’ Funk, The Wiz, Bubbling Brown Sugar, and Gospel at Colonus) will bring the power and glory of Gospel to Flushing Town Hall in a rousing, soul-affirming performance. 

In-person tickets for each Trilogy performance are available for $15/$12 Members. Those unable to attend in person can view the live stream for free here. Donations are also accepted and encouraged. 

For more information on the Black History Trilogy returning to Flushing Town Hall visit their website.

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