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Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows

An Opera Based on the Life and Love of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore

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Steven M. Allen, a MD/DC-based member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, has produced a stunning musical tribute, “Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows,” based on the romance between the brilliant African-American poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and his wife, Alice Ruth Moore. This work has been performed at the eighth annual Page-to-Stage Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Steven Mark Allen spent his formative years in a small town of Northeast Mississippi. His formal study of music has taken him to Howard University, Catholic University, Westminster Choir College and Eastman School of Music. His works encapsulates a variety of diverse musical cultures and influences. (


Tickets for this event are $30.00 each for general admission. Click here to purchase tickets now >> Sunday, April 11 at 4:00 PM Philadelphia Clef Club 736-38 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Presented by Opera North, Inc. (ONI). ONI is the region’s only organization devoted to providing performance opportunities for African American singers and ensuring the contributions of African American composers are not forgotten.