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Celebrating Black History Month, legendary female artists of color with ‘Les Chanteuses’

Celebrating Black History Month and legendary female artists of color with “Les Chanteuses”

It’s a tribute to legendary black divas of the decades. On today’s Indy Style, Rayanna Bibbs, Pearl Scott and Sarah Daniel tell us more about “Les Chanteuses” and its salute to Black History Month and Valentine’s Day weekend.

Celebrating Black History Month and legendary female artists of color with “Les Chanteuses” 2

Venue: Fonseca Theatre Company

Dates: Two weekends Feb. 7-16

Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 4:30

Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC will honor Black History Month by kicking off its third season of Magic Thread Cabaret with a fitting tribute to legendary female artists of color with “Les Chanteuses” on February 7-9 and 14-16, 2020, collaborating with Fonseca Theatre Company at its new venue on Indianapolis’ Near Westside. A trio of dynamic Indianapolis vocalists will be performing some of the world’s most famous love songs, making for a perfect date night for Valentine’s Day.

This production is an expanded version of the one presented at IndyFringe Festival 2019, where it was named Best Cabaret and was the fourth best-selling show of the entire festival. Artists Pearl Scott, Sarah Daniel and Rayanna Bibbs, a fan-favorite returning for her third Magic Thread Cabaret show, will bring to life the music of Ella, Aretha, Whitney, Tina and others. It will be a loving homage to these African-American icons.

“Les Chanteuses”
February 7-9 & 14-16, 2020
Hosted by Fonseca Theatre Company
Basile Building, 2508 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for students and $15 for Near Westside residents. Buy online at magicthreadcabaret.com or by calling 800-838-3006.    

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4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.

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