Harlem School of the Arts to Honor First African-American Rockette

News   Harlem School of the Arts to Honor First African-American Rockette Jennifer Jones will be celebrated at the Harlem City Music Hall Dance Spectacular.
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Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones

The Harlem School of the Arts will present Harlem City Music Hall Dance Spectacular June 19 featuring The Harlemettes and The Harlem Rockets. The performance will honor Jennifer Jones, the first ever African-American Rockette.

“I’m very honored and thrilled about it,” Jones told DNAInfo. “It’s a wonderful accomplishment and I think that I did pave the way.” She was also featured on Broadway in 42nd Street.

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The show is written and directed by Aubrey Lynch II; the story follows Little JJ, who dreams of becoming a Rockette. There will be two performances at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, at 1 PM and 5 PM.

In order to become a Rockette, Little JJ must find the famous Harlem City Music Hall. “Bewitched by self-determination, Little JJ leads her friends on a bold quest to find the magical auditorium,” reads a show description. “Where dreams come true, danger lies!”

For more information or to purchase tickets visit hsanyc.org.

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