Who would have thought in 2012 you'd have the opportunity to spend an evening with Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Tony Bennett – for free?
On Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., Tribeca Performing Arts Center will be hosting a free event, “Scenes through the Cinema Lens Part 3: Sing Me a Song of Jazz, New Discoveries,” a film retrospective focusing on the performing arts in fields such as jazz, dance and musical theater.
The event features a treasure trove of historic and priceless footage of great performances by jazz singers including Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Jane Monheit, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams and Anita O’Day.
The third part of this series will also emphasize new discoveries that help us to imagine the entertainment footage provided by early cinema and older concert performances. Yet, much of the video content will also feature more recent video content as well. "Scenes through the Cinema Lens Part 3" will be curated by Krin Gabbard, who is a Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, with a Q-and-A session to follow.
For more information on this free event, visit Tribeca Performing Arts Center.