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Theater Talk: A timeless opera, a musical bio, and a classic comedy

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By the end of the 1920s, Bessie Smith was the highest-paid black performer of her day, and earned herself the title "Empress of the Blues."



This time, David Kiley of Encore Michigan brings us an eclectic mix of shows from theaters across Michigan.


Listen above to hear Kiley’s previews of the following shows:

Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Correction: In the audio above David Kiley says the Detroit Repertory Theatre is in downtown Detroit. The theatre is actually on the city’s west side.  

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