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Robert Cumming: Review - Good Blues Tonight at Danville

Stars Miss Kentucky 1915, Clark Janell Davis. (Wikipedia: Clark Janell Davis)
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Robert Cumming

Danville's legendary Pioneer Playhouse 67th year this summer brings another great play written by artistic director Robby Henson.

The World Premier "Good Blues Tonight" starts July 12-July 23, starring Miss Kentucky Clark Janell Davis , a Lexington native, the youngest ever to compete for Miss America 2015. A Vocal Performance major at UK, she studies under renowned music director Everett McCorvey.

This original play is a "Kentucky Voices" original event. In the words of artistic director Robby Henson, son of the late Pioneer Playhouse founder Eben Henson...'I've always been a fan of "Chitlin' Circuit rock n' roll" when ground-breaking blues artists like BB King, Etta James, Little Richard, Chuck Berry toured southern juke joints developing a raw, rowdy blues style."

Local Danville historian Michael "Fly" Hughes helped Henson's historical music research while combining Danville's vibrant Second Street pageantry in the late 50's. This unique play offers a glimpse into the sights, sounds and soul of a corner of Danville in the 50's --Robert Cumming

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