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Real Housewife Kandi Burruss Makes Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO!

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress & TV sensation Kandi Burruss (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) made her Broadway debut in the role of “Matron “Mama” Morton” in Chicago on January 15. Burruss will be in the cast for eight weeks only, through March 11, 2018, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Check out photos from her debut below!

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, singer, songwriter, TV personality and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s influence can be felt everywhere. Not only is she behind countless hit records and a star on the TV smash “The Real Housewives of Atlanta;” Kandi is also thriving in business with her own companies, Bedroom Kandi – an adult line, TAGS Boutique – luxury women’s apparel, Raising Ace – a baby line inspired by her son Ace, Old Lady Gang – a southern eatery, and other ventures.”

The production currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboiseas Roxie Hart, Olivier Award Winner & Original Cast Member Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebband Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

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2019 BLACK MUSIC HONORS PAID TRIBUTE TO MUSIC ICONS XSCAPE, FREDDIE JACKSON, YOLANDA ADAMS, TAMIA, & ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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Rousing Performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature,
June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, 702, MAJOR. & More Captivated the Audience
Nationally Syndicated Television Special Airs September 14-October 20
Airs On Bounce TV On Sunday, Oct 20

ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by
television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett is
currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy
Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.
The honoree Xscape, received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet
group’s 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years,
received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm. Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award, and
culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia and Bill Wilters also received recognition.
There were also very many memorable performance tributes by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge,
Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona,
702, & MAJOR were met with standing ovations. Viewers can click Blackmusichonors.com/Airtime.html to check
local airdates and broadcast times.
The night culminated with founder and chairman, Don Jackson, expressing gratitude to the honorees, presenters
and performers for making the night unforgettable. He stated,” the Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to
celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music.”
The 4th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving
as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director.
State Farm returns as the Black Music Honors title sponsor, in addition to presenting sponsors: AT&T, Walmart,
Chevrolet, Neutrogena Hydro Boost, Stellar TV and CCP.
For more information on Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media
@blackmusichonors #BMH2019 and #BlackMusicMatters.’

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