Leslie Scott-Jones

Opening on May 17 at Live Arts, The Royale delivers knockout performances through June 8. Image; Martyn Kyle.

ARTS Pick: The Royale

Ring true: Boxer Jack Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight champion, and at the height of the Jim Crow era he was “the most famous and the most notorious African American on Earth,” according to documentarian Ken Burns. Directed by multi-faceted artist and C-VILLE contributor Leslie Scott-Jones, The Royale, written by Marco Ramirez, […]

Leslie Scott-Jones (left) and Richelle Claiborne (right) sing the songs of Nina Simone at The Front Porch on Saturday, April 27. Photo by Jay Pun

ARTS Pick: A Night With Nina

When Nina Simone died in 2003, Elton John sent flowers with the message, “You were the greatest and I love you.” That sentiment has been echoed by countless others, and tributes to Simone aim to capture her seductive, hypnotic genius. Richelle Claiborne and Leslie-Scott Jones rekindle the vocal magic during A Night With Nina, with […]