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LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity)

Episode 4: Focus on Las Vegas - Uncovering Black History in Vegas
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity) is the brain child of Teniqua Broughton (founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting) and Luis “Weezy” Egurrola (Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Epik Dance Company and coach of the Hip Hop Squads of both the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns).

It is designed to connect communities near and far through discussions and performances via a focus on diverse cross-sections – with a particular focus on the BIPOC community, showcasing arts and culture in the West, and highlighting stories that are focused on music and grounded in their sometimes-surprising connections to the world of opera.



Release Date: February 25, 2021 at 3 PM

Includes a performance by Kelley Boesel aka Haboobs and violinist, Jonathan Levingston, who collaborate to instantaneously celebrate a famous music icon, a performance by spoken word poet, Lady Caress, some fascinating history about the Moulin Rouge (the first integrated gaming establishment in Las Vegas) including the restoration of its historic neon sign, and interviews with three multi-talented Black performers: vocalist Michelle Johnson (“Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz”), songstress Amanda King, and Jassen Allen, vocalist and Entertainment Director for The Vegas Room, a Las Vegas Supper Club.




Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall.
LOUD! Is made possible, in part, by Manley Films
Lead Digital Sponsorship of the Connection Lab provided by Ron and Kay McDougall. Additional sponsorship is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Community Foundation and Manley Films.