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Ella, First Lady of Song At MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 4, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

Freda Payne as Ella Fitzgerald – photo credit Chris Banks

Maurice Hines wants to entertain you, in the same way he’s entertained audiences through seven decades from Broadway to Vegas, and most recently at DC’s Arena Stage where his […]

Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life – Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 24th, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Max Heimowitz, John Manzari, Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari and Sam Heimowitz, with members of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Photo by Teresa Wood.

On a stage flanked by Mondrian-like color block panels reminiscent of 1960’s television shows, a 9-piece […]

Broadway’s Best Hit the Heights in Josephine Tonight at MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 7, 2012 Special to The Alexandria Times

James Alexander, James T. Lane, Zurin Villanueva, Aisha de Haas, Debra Walton Photo credit: C. Stanley Photography

Josephine Tonight hurtles the down the track at lightning speed with a fast-paced, musical bonanza about the legendary Josephine Baker’s early life and […]

Local Brothers Kick It with Maurice Hines in “Sophisticated Ladies”

Jordan Wright April 2010

The Manzari brothers are a couple of cool dudes. So low key and under-the-radar that during a master class at the Duke Ellington School the great dancer and choreographer, Maurice Hines himself, didn’t intuit they were from the same family. It wasn’t until he singled them out from dozens of dancers […]