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Gee’s Bend at MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 17, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times 

Roz White as Sadie and Margo Moorer as Nella in Gee’s Bend – Photo credit Chris Banks

“I had a vision.  Like the story passed down by my grandfather,” says Sadie Pettway, though she wasn’t a Pettway yet, at least not [...]

Ladies Swing the Blues – A Jazz Fable

Jordan Wright January 28, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

Lori Williams, Anthony Manough, Yvette Spears, Sandy Bainum, Roz White Photo credit: Christopher Banks

The pioneering influence that Charlie “Yardbird” Parker made on the world of jazz, blues and bebop in the mid-twentieth century is the most inextricable [...]