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Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 10:36am
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LeFevre Theatre

Actor/singer Byron Motley highlights five decades of music and baseball from America's segregated past. Beginning with vaudevillian Bert Williams, moving through the historic signing of Jackie Robinson into the major leagues in 1947, and ending with the artistry of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Nat King Cole, Motley interweaves stories of Negro League players with those of great musicians. These athletes and performers traveled the same roads, made use of the same "colored only" hotels and restaurants, inspired one another, and, ultimately, re-shaped American history. Bryon Motley, a great entertainer who debuted with Patti LuPone on Broadway, makes our poignant past come alive.

"Byron's talent is a full range of pleasure and musicality that, in today's market, seems to be a most refreshing discovery. He will thrill you, and you will be totally entertained."
-- Dionne Warwick

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