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OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's new stage show is hit and miss

OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's new stage show is hit and miss

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Mr. Excitement: Chester Gregory pays tribute to Jackie Wilson in Gary

Mr. Excitement: Chester Gregory pays tribute to Jackie Wilson in Gary

Fans of Jackie Wilson will want to be in the audience when Gary native Chester Gregory brings his acclaimed tribute to Mr. Excitement to Northwest Indiana this weekend.

April 16, 2014 11:06 pm Photos

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'Chicago's Golden Soul' a sure hit at Black Ensemble Theater

'Chicago's Golden Soul' a sure hit at Black Ensemble Theater

There's a musical extravaganza taking place on stage at Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater.

March 24, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble Theater presenting dance fairy tale 'Once Upon a People'

OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble Theater presenting dance fairy tale 'Once Upon a People'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am
"Once Upon A People: A Dancesical"

"Once Upon A People: A Dancesical"

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor present the world-premiere production of "Once Upon A People: A Dancesical," running in December 20013, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles and made possible through a grant from Chicago Comm…

November 30, 2013 12:00 am
Reginald E. Torian stars as Older Curtis Mayfield in the Black Ensemble Theater's production of "It's All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield."

Reginald E. Torian stars as Older Curtis Mayfield in the Black Ensemble Theater's production of "It's All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield."

Reginald E. Torian stars as Older Curtis Mayfield in the Black Ensemble Theater's production of "It's All-Right To Have A Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield." The show will be at the new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center at 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's 'Other Cinderella' still shining in 2013

OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's 'Other Cinderella' still shining in 2013

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am
"The Other Cinderella" Starring Mandy Lewis (left to right) Dawn Bless, Jessica Moore and Lisa Beasley

"The Other Cinderella" Starring Mandy Lewis (left to right) Dawn Bless, Jessica Moore and Lisa Beasley

"The Other Cinderella" at Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago until Jan. 13 stars Mandy Lewis (left to right) as a lady in waiting, serving "Stepmama" Dawn Bless and mean stepsisters played by Jessica Moore and Lisa Beasley.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am
The Cast of "One Name Only" at Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago

The Cast of "One Name Only" at Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago

The world premiere of "One Name Only: A Different Kind of Reality Show," written and directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben Echoles, continues in Chicago until Nov. 11. Gary actress Lisa Beasley (front row, center) stars as one of the singing hopefuls, shown here listening to t…

October 31, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble Theater's stage tribute to reality singing contest a hit

OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble Theater's stage tribute to reality singing contest a hit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 31, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago Black Ensemble Theater run of 'The Marvin Gaye Story' riveting

OFFBEAT: Chicago Black Ensemble Theater run of 'The Marvin Gaye Story' riveting

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am
Strong performances, great tunes are 'What's Going On' at BET

Strong performances, great tunes are 'What's Going On' at BET

The beloved tunes of soul singer Marvin Gaye star in Black Ensemble Theater's latest production "The Marvin Gaye Story: (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend)."

June 14, 2012 12:00 am
Hit production starring music and life of Jackie Wilson opens this weekend

Hit production starring music and life of Jackie Wilson opens this weekend

The music of the great Jackie Wilson will once again shine on a Chicago stage beginning this weekend.

November 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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