We can make clear what peaceful coexistence means. It means living in peace and friendship with another kind of society–a fully integrated society where the people control their destinies, where poverty and illiteracy have been eliminated, and where new kinds of human beings develop in the framework of a new level of social living. ~ Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson, with his rich, resonant bass-baritone voice, is one of the most well-known and well-loved vocalists and actors of the 20th century. Among his famous performances are Shenandoah, Goin’ Home, Goin’ Home, and Ol’ Man River.
But perhaps more fascinating are the man’s accomplishments. Born in 1898, the son of former slaves, Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers University, where he became an All-American football player and class valedictorian. He earned his law degree from Columbia University while playing professional football.
|Michael Paul Smith|
Michael Paul Smith has toured throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan and China. His musical biography is eclectic, and includes spirituals, rhythm and blues, musical theater and opera. Smith has performed as Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Porgy in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Michael Paul Smith – A Tribute to Paul Robeson November 8, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
He has been performing and crafting A Tribute to Paul Robeson for a number of years.
This performance will include music and spoken word from throughout Robeson’s life.
Cost: Love offering donation; Child care available