Ray Charles

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Dwayne Clark
Vanguard Theater Company

A Portrait of Ray, the brainchild of Dwayne Clark and his wife Janice Freeman Clark.  They wrote the show as a tribute to Ray Charles and it has been getting rave reviews ever since.  A Portrait of Ray will next appear at the Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St. in New York City Monday night April 22.

The Clarks came into WBGO to talk to News Director Doug Doyle.

The show takes audiences on an exhilarating journey back to 1967 at the height of Ray Charles' career and is set during a homecoming concert in Greenville, Florida.