Alton Fitzgerald White will perform live at the Firebird Café every Saturday night from July 29 to Aug. 26. White starred on Broadway as Coalhouse Walker in Ragtime and was recently featured on the national PBS broadcast of Independence Day celebrations from Cincinnati featuring the Cincinnati Pops, conducted by Erich Kunzel. As reported earlier, White had a highly publicized midsummer encounter with the NYPD in 1998 that resulted in his wrongful arrest and a subsequent lawsuit against the City of New York.
At the Firebird, White will perform an 11 PM set every Saturday night, following a 9 PM set by Natalie Douglas.
The Firebird Café is located at 365 W. 46 Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations call (212) 586-0244. For information about White visit www.altofitz.com.
-- By Murdoch McBride