The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) partners with the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's ParkARTS Program to present a performing arts series named for the founder and director of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. Lewis, a beloved Boston icon, established Playhouse in the Park in 1966, and presented artists like Duke Ellington, Olatunji, Billy Taylor, the Boston Ballet and Odetta. In its original inception, it ran through 1978.
Jazz singer and local treasure Fulani Haynes leads an evening tribute to the music of Ray Charles, James Brown and others. Seen regularly throughout the city at venues such as First Night, Slades, Haley House and Bob the Chef, the band performs under the musical direction of Hakim Law.
Official Website: http://franklinparkcoalition.org
Added by ashmont on July 5, 2007