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Many of you have probably never heard of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, but you should definitely know who she is. In the 1930s and 1940s, she made a name for herself with gospel and secular songs, but one of her biggest contributions is also one of music’s best-kept secrets.

Billed by many in the music industry as “the most famous Rock & Roll star you never heard of” and the “Godmother of Rock and Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s story makes its debut onstage in “Shout Sister Shout” on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. It runs until August 20, 2017.

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