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“Life’s way of talking, you don’t sing to feel better—you sing ‘cause that’s the way of understanding life.”

—Chris Joseph Stancato Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Established in 1927, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the third play in the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle.’ This installment takes place in a Chicago recording studio. August Wilson’s natural nexus to blues music is at its peak in this play. The migration of Black people, blues music and performers from the Deep South during the 1920s to the Midwest, like Chicago and St. Louis; and in the North, like Pittsburgh, began to change the geography. As Read more [...]

“You can’t walk out of a drive-in!”

Danny Zuko, T-Bird, Rydell High Greaser Gang Zuko was right, even though Sandy, who he just asked to go steady, had other intentions. However, you can walk out of your home, hop in your car, and pull into a drive-in cinema. To escape the feeling of being cornered by Covid-19, The Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) in partnership with Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, has the place and space for you to enjoy a night on the town at their drive-in cinema. Families, couples, and Read more [...]