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Black Pearl Shines at WaterTower Theatre

Everyone come together, let us work hard; the grave is not yet finished; let his heart be perfectly at peace. Thwarted ambition. Dancing chickens, ancient African funeral chants, slave-era spirituals, voodoo ritual and Old South mountain ballads. Perception of authenticity. Cultural exploitation. Racism. Sexism. Intellectual property. Friendship forged out of mutual need. In a performance … Continue reading