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In the Life: Songs of Gay Harlem

Presented by Clerical Error Productions, Inc at District Theatre, Indianapolis IN

Jan 28 - 29 2023
In the Life: Songs of Gay Harlem

James Benn Sings Jazz and Blues

James Benn will perform gay jazz and blues songs from the Harlem Renaissance.

This fun and illuminating entertainment features James Benn giving voice to the jazz and blues songs from the Harlem Renaissance including works by Bessie Smith, Billy Strayhorn, and Duke Ellington as well as songs popularized by Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and Ma Rainey — all of whom had, to different degrees, same-sex inclinations and involvements, though married during portions of their lives. This cabaret show includes songs from the Harlem underground including “Tain’t Nobody’s

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Contact: 13177579046


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District Theatre

627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Metered parking is available on Mass Ave. The Penrose Garage is available for an hourly rate and Zion Evangelical Church has surface parking at the corner of North & New Jersey, just a short walk to the theatre.


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: Recommended
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: Yes
Limited capacity: Yes

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