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-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
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-Leon J. Suenes

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Contact Person: Gloria C. Gipson, Executive Director or
Martina Williams, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-621-8914 (2nd Line & Fax)

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA)
26th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix

“Yazzy Presents
A Tribute to the Colorful World of Stevie Wonder:
His Life and Contribution to Music”

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Join the students and faculty of Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport, as we present our 26th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix grand finale production. The Summer Morning Mix is an intensive 7 weeks cultural arts program, recruiting artistically talented youth, ages 7-24. The culminating production takes place Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 pm, at The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave. Guest artists is Shreveport’s own Windstorm Band. This musical theater production represents the evidence of hard work by our 50 participants, as well as a visual arts exhibit displaying our student’s talents. Our theme “Yazzy presents A Tribute to the Colorful World of Stevie Wonder” plays tribute to his life and contribution to music.

Yazzy students will be opening up with famous selections as characters from the Motown family in this hot summer production! So, don't miss this adventure as Little Stevie Wonder begins his career as a child musical prodigy at the age of twelve. This production will take you through important parts of Stevie Wonder’s life with musical selections such as Masterblaster, My Cherie Amore, Uptight, Do I Do, Sir Duke, and Living for the City just to name a few. Windstorm Band will grace the stage as the musical guests for the evening. Our message for this production is a quote by Stevie Wonder himself “Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.”

Tickets are $22.00 for adults (18 & up); $17.00 for groups of 20 or more adults; and $12.00 for children (17 & under). Tickets can be purchased at The Strand Theatre or online at Processing fees will apply. No refunds. For more information contact 318-226-8555.