Music journalist Christian John Wikane helps us kick off the 2016- 2017 Live Wire season with two women whose longevity and careers have bridged decades and performance genres including music, theater, stage and screen. Melba Moore is a Tony Award winning singer and actress who appeared in Hair, Purlie, and Timbuktu on Broadway and also achieved success as a performing and recording artist. Multi GRAMMY Award winner Dionne Warwick’s voice helped define the sound of the 1960s. First appearing at the Apollo as part of the singing group The Gospelaires and winning Amateur Night in 1957, her solo career included numerous appearances at the Apollo where her poised, classic style and powerful voice made her an audience favorite.
Discussion will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.
*Please note that Leslie Uggams will no longer appear at the event due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. The event will proceed as scheduled with panelists Melba Moore and Dionne Warwick.
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