Saturday, July 24, 2010

Support Local Talent!

If you would like to hear and savor hot local talent this weekend in a cool setting, get yourself down to Alexandria's Metro Stage to hear singer Gary E. Vincent (fresh from appearances at New York's Triad Theater) in a terrific one-man show. His accompanist is our neighbor William Hubbard, a brilliant pianist, composer, musician, actor, vocalist and arranger.

Mr. Hubbard is a past winner of D.C.'s prestigious Helen Hayes award for Arena Stage's production of Crowns. He is internationally known for his gospel hymn "I Love You Lord Today" and doubles as music director at Ebenezer Baptist Church when he's not performing in New York, Atlanta, Paris or Milan. Mr. Hubbard's grandmother Lucille is fondly remembered as a long-time resident of N. Fayette Street, where her grandson now lives when he isn't on the road.

The Growler caught the Friday opening; and there will be repeats both Saturday and Sunday night.