On this week's Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele talked about the Black Ensemble Theater’s current production of Men of Soul, playing through August 31st. The play showcases the stories and music of male soul singers.
We were joined at the shop by a few members of the cast of Men of Soul:
•Writer/ director of the show Daryl Brooks,
•Rashawn Thompson, who plays Ray Charles
•Lyle Miller, who plays Luther Vandross
•And pianist Justin Dillard
Then, we heard about the Jazz Showcase’s “August is Charlie Parker Month” celebration. We were joined by:
•Jazz Critic, writer, and reporter Howard Mandel