Performances: Memphis

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In the 1950s, segregation was everywhere on the United States map. In the underground dance clubs, however, the revolution in music and culture to come was stirring. For a young white radio DJ named Huey Calhoun, the world is about to change when he falls for both a new kind of music and Felicia, a beautiful black club singer. The birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis, 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, intersects with Tulsa and Oklahoma City this month on a high of soulful sounds and electrifying performances. The musical plays at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Nov. 1-6 and at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall Nov. 8-13. Inspired by the story of a Memphis disc jockey, the late Dewey Phillips, and his efforts to integrate American music in the 1950s, showcases the sound of an era in upheaval for all its images of white suburbia and homemaker-in-pearls tidiness. www.myticketoffice.com

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