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Lia Chang Photos: Tonya Pinkins, André De Shields, S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter and George C. Wolfe at 54 Below

The joint was jumpin’ at 54 Below for Tony award-winner Tonya Pinkins on the last Monday in August, where she channeled Ethel Waters, the legendary African-American actress, jazz-era singer and entertainer who was America’s first International superstar of any race, in an evening featuring excerpts from Hurricane Ethel, Ms. Pinkins upcoming one woman show written in collaboration with Dennis Courtney.

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins Celebrates Ethel Waters at 54 Below in New York on August 27, 2012

Tonight, I’m going to my new favorite cabaret club, 54 Below in New York, to see Tony award-winner Tonya Pinkins, where she’ll be performing signature anthems celebrating the life and music of Ethel Waters at 9:30pm.

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment
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