Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Paramount 3rd St Commemoration

Tonight the Paramount is having an event to commemorate the theater's 3rd street entrance - the entrance that from 1931 to 1964 was the "colored" entrance. During that time there was a separate entrance, box office, concessions and seating, with African-Americans restricted to the balcony. A display has been created detailing the story of segregation at the Paramount.

Soprano April Jana Johnson-Bynes is performing, accompanied by Jonathan Spivey, and I know that councilor Kendra Hamilton will be among those making remarks.

8pm, with tickets available at the door ($10 students up to $50 patron, which gets you in to a reception afterwards).


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