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Benefit Concert of Fannie Lou, New Musical About Civil Rights Activist, Will Play Carnegie Hall

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Excerpts from a new musical about Fannie Lou Hamer, a Civil Rights activist, will be presented at Carnegie Hall this fall.

"Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: At Carnegie Hall," written by playwright/composer Felicia Hunter, will be presented in concert format Oct. 9 at 7:30 PM.

The event, which will feature selected dialogue and music, ranging from blues to folk, jazz, traditional musical theatre, spoken word to opera, will be performed by a cast of more than a dozen actors and a live, six-piece instrumental ensemble.

"The musical Fannie Lou tells the story of Fannie Lou Hamer's voting rights struggle through her eyes and the eyes of various fictional characters, who represent a variety of viewpoints," press notes state. "There are African Americans who are reluctant to become involved in the movement, and there are whites who are supportive of it as well as resistant to it."

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