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Approaching Ali

APPROACHING ALI– Washington National Opera’s new work about America’s great prizefighter Mohammed Ali.   Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre In this premiere performance of Approaching Ali, this hour-long opera tells the story of a reporter’s transformative meeting with the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Approaching Ali features Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Soloman Howard (Joe in Show Boat) as Muhammad Ali, David

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Paul's Case

Paul’s Case

Urban Arias pens itself as “low maintenance opera.” Don’t be fooled, however. Robert Wood, Artistic and Music Director, is very serious about delivering the highest level of musicality as well as demonstrating his commitment to edgy stories that speak to audiences today. This Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Alliance for New Music-Theatre supports this

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TranSOUL

Composer Michael Bowie leads his fearless music ensemble Siné Qua Non, collaborating with the Alliance, in a dance-theatre journey where the worlds of sound – jazz, classical, and world music – join with 5 dancers to form new bonds and language beyond the edges of predictable styles to tell the story of the migration of

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Pullman Porter Blues

Pullman Porter Blues

Playwright Cheryl L. West was first introduced to the Pullman porters when she boarded a train at the age of five. She remembered mostly the men’s ever-smiling faces.  Later, she uncovered the truth behind those seemingly happy smiles, that the porters lives were filled with long hours of work, miles of track, and often humiliation

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