KKIQ’s Faith Alpher as Dr. Maya Angelou Tonight in Pleasanton, CA
New York and San Francisco actress, writer, comedienne, and KKIQ voice Faith Alpher is headlining in an entertaining and soul-stirring walk through the remarkable life and poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA tonight. Described as a Valentine to Dr. Maya Angelou, “Kissin’ the Chocolate Blues” includes live music performance by Pleasanton’s own Jessica Reaber. The performance is for one night only, and it will start at 7:00PM.
Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Maya Angelou is an internationally celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, composer and civil rights activist. She has been collaborator, advisor, and friend to many notable names in recent history. Her life’s journey has included dancing with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, working as English language editor/journalist in Egypt and Ghana, mastering French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Fanti, receiving the Presidential Medal of Arts, the Lincoln Medal, 3 Grammy Awards, and over 50 honorary degrees. She is currently a Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
In addition to being a popular radio voice currently on KKIQ 101.7, Faith Alpher is well-known to Bay Area theater-goers from her highly successful one-woman show, “Through the Eyes of Faith,” in which she took on 25 different characters. The show has played widely to rave reviews, including sell-outs at the local Bankhead Theater in Livermore.
“Kissin’ the Chocolate Blues” is for one night only on Tuesday 11th. Reserved seating tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at FirehouseArts.org, by calling (925) 931-4848, or in person at the Box Office. The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton. The show will start at 7:00PM.