Jacque Reid & Vy Higginsen Talk Harlem Musical ‘Alive, 55 & Kicking’
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Jacque Reid talks about the Alive, 55 & Kicking, the Harlem musical whichh features talent who are all over 55 and have never sang professionally. Jacque goes Inside Her Story with Vy Higginsen.
“The sounds that black american people have made need to be preserved. I was looking for that sound that was so motivating and stimulating,” Higginsen said.
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