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Mama Mia!’s Farewell Tour Goes Out With a Bang

MM7Well, Dancing Queens, alas, the time has come… the colossal Broadway hit, Mama Mia!, is saying goodbye with a farewell tour.  I had the pleasure of attending opening night for the Atlanta leg of the tour and this cast is not leaving us unsatisfied!

This is my second time seeing Mama Mia! on stage at The Fabulous Fox Theatre and it was just as much fun as the first time.  One, I am a Broadway fanatic.  Two, I love ABBA.  Three, I am a sucker for a good story.  This show is a triple threat.  It is also a testimony to the incredible songwriting of ABBA. I grew up with their music so I know every song by heart.  But I never knew what powerful love stories they told… until they were used to tell a story.

MM9Do you need to be a fan of ABBA to enjoy this show?  Absolutely not! You will laugh and cry and laugh some more. Eventually, you will be dancing with the rest of us… especially at the end. The encore is everything.  If you ARE a fan of ABBA, you will get all of your life!

Mama Mia! will be in Atlanta at The Fox Theatre THIS WEEK ONLY!  (June 13-18)  Click here for other cities on the farewell tour.

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GPB Gives Us “A Seat at the Table” and It’s About Time!

IMG_3618Last week, I had the pleasure of going behind the scenes of the new Georgia Public Broadcasting talk show “A Seat at the Table.” This is a phenomenal show! I may be slightly biased because my dear friend and sister of the pen Denene Millner is one of the hosts, but it truly is what we have been missing in the media. Strong black female voices telling our stories AND your stories from our perspective. This is not “The View” or “The Real” or anything close. This is DIFFERENT! This is BETTER! You can’t get this level of authenticity on any other show! These three BEAUTIFUL women break it down so it will forever be broke!! If anything, just tune in to see the legendary Ms. Monica Pearson in a way you have NEVER seen her before! She is Bae! I love her so much!

If you are in Atlanta or anywhere else in Georgia, please watch this show on June 18th at 6:30 pm on GPB. If you’re not in GA, you can watch it online… because: streaming and because we want this to go NATIONAL!

http://www.gpb.org/seat-at-the-table

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