James Jackson Jr. to Present GROWN FOLKS REUNION at A.R.T., 2/16
Homecoming never felt so good!
Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is returning to his hometown for a one night only performance at The American Repertory Theatre's Club Oberon in Cambridge, MA on Sunday evening, February 16th at 8pm. A year has passed since James' last packed stop on Oberon's stage.
Who knew so much could happen in a year? Come hear the tales of an ill-fated, underpaid trip to Los Angeles where "singing for your supper" didn't actually include a meal. Or of wondering why he doesn't fit in while following around the New York City cabaret and performance artist "cool kids". Has he worn out his welcome like a new pair of tight jeans? Like any good lady-detective, he's traced his steps back to where it all began. James has been gone from Massachusetts for almost 12 years. It's time to fill you in on what he's been up to, and some of the lessons he's learned. And to sing a few songs too. He'll laugh. He'll cry. ...He'll throw some shade.
With a soul-tastic band lead by the multi-talented, and ever-charming Elliot Roth, James has a night of true debauchery and story telling planned like any good Homecoming should have.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.ClubOberon.com.
A lover of tight jeans, too much jewelry, and good soul searching music, the diamond-hearted, sharp-witted, Boston native MR. Jackson was undergraduately reared by lesbians in the New England Berkshires after artistically growing up on the south shore of Massachusetts under the soul-food tutelage of a deep southern family. That explains where a soul singer like this learns to appreciate the true history of women's music.
MR. Jackson was deposited in New York City over a decade ago and the real work began. Dance belts, regional stage yelts, never fitting in with the in-crowd, a team of demanding Brits, and even a rather unfortunate stop in Branson, Missouri all lead to his discovery of artistic truth on prestigious stages like Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. His highly emotional, devastatingly funny cabaret act has been seen at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Duane Park, DROM, The A.R.T.'s Club Oberon, and Los Angeles' Lyric Theatre. James' razor-sharp wit, unique sense of humor, talent, and on- and offstage persona have become an artistic force to be reckoned with as well as a voice people want to hear as he changes the face of the concert stage.
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