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Danrich, who wrote this show, shines as its sun, and not just because of her gorgeous singing. Her passion for that admirable group of black Harlem artists and intellectuals, some famous and some forgotten, came through in her body language and in every word and note.

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An Evening in the Harlem Renaissance

Adrienne Danrich, soprano, leads the audience on a journey through the sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance in this performance chronicling one of the most exciting times for African American writers, singers, and composers. Harlem Renaissance includes pictures and songs of the 1920s through the early 1940s, highlighting the music of Billie Holiday, Margaret Bonds, Harold Arlen, and George Gershwin, and featuring new songs by New York based Composer Drew Hemenger.