ABOVE PHOTO: Leonard ‘DOC’ Gibbs. , The Master of Ceremonies for Sweet Spirits II.
Headlining this next installment of Sweet Spirits II is one of the most unique trios on the music scene today, Just Talk. The cabaret is being held at Germantown Theatre Cent, 4821 Germantown Ave., 7:00-9:00PM, donation is $10.
The ensemble was formed and molded around Marc Johnson, Tom Lowery and Charles Beasley; all master musicians who share a passion for good music. Having pursued musical study in and out of Philadelphia, these musicians have gathered insight into various musical genres: Ghanaian, West African, Brazilian, Cuban, European, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz and styles in between; in other words good music.
Included in the evening’s entertainment is an excerpt from the soon to be produced original play, La Baker Divine; written and directed by Mr. Bruce Robinson and performed by Maxine Canada Brown. The play explores the life and times of the extraordinary Josephine Baker: St.Louis-born entertainer with a Philadelphia connection who became an international star and captivated audiences in Europe and America. She also confronted racism in the United States and was honored in France for espionage activities against the Nazis during WWII.
Our spoken- word artist is a FreshVisions Youth Theatre alumni, Tyrone H.C. Tyrone has been actively performing for over 12 yrs. Having trained with Mr. Robinson, Tyrone has performed with InterAct Theatre Co. and in the Cambridge Educational Productions video series. Combating Conflict with Character.
The Master of Ceremonies for this Sweet Spirits II event is none other than Philly’s own Leonard ‘DOC’ Gibbs. To name the artists who this fellow has played with is to cite some of the greatest pop artists ever; David Sanborn Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Whitney Houston and many others.
This promises to be a truly exciting, family, fun filled evening. All are welcome. Specialty pastries, coffee and teas will be available for purchase. Quality vendors with gifts of interest will also be available for holiday purchases.
Sweet Spirits II supports the urban arts community and its proceeds benefits the FreshVisions Youth Theatre Company, founded and directed by Bruce Robinson. FreshVisions is a long time jewel here in the belly of Germantown. FreshVisions is a place” …Where a Powerful Product Meets a Powerful Purpose” in order to realize its mission of transforming kids and communities through the performing arts.