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The Late Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz
Live Music Review Sandra Reaves-Phillips The Late Great Ladies Of Blues And Jazz October 27, 2012, at Riceland Hall in the ASU Fowler Center Jonesboro, Arkansas Sandra Reaves-Philips’ show was a blend of music and theatre. She adopted the costume and persona of six female vocalists with snippets of the singer’s life coming out in her patter. Then she delivered performances in that singer’s style. Sandra_Reaves-Phillips_poster The show began with the band performing Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train“. Then Reaves-Phillips came on stage as Ma Rainey. – https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2012/11/4/1155348/-Sandra-Reaves-Phillips-Portrays-Great-Ladies-Of-Blues-And-Jazz
ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional).
The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. In 2020 He was also awarded The Actors Fund / Encore Award
On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at SUNY Potsdam, Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio University.