'Memphis' offers Omahans a chance for dialogue about race
Felicia Boswell, center, stars in “Memphis” as Felicia, a black blues singer who captures the eye of white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoun in the 1950s, when such romances were taboo.
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 am
Kendra Ingram had been looking for just the right arts event to bring together community groups and spur discussion of issues relevant to the Omaha area.
When she learned the musical “Memphis” was coming to the Orpheum Theater this week, she knew its themes of racial segregation and breaking down barriers in the 1950s were an ideal springboard for dialogue.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 am.