REVIEW: No 'Generations' gap: Musical transcends age and color (VIDEO)

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 03:24 PM.

 While decades from the 1960s onward were well represented by multiple numbers, I was sorry to see that the '30s, '40s and '50s were not as well covered. I sure would've loved some Ella, Billie and Duke with some "Flying Home," "God Bless the Child" and "Satin Doll," maybe. (How about it, Mike, should you ever be giving "Generations" a tweak?)

When "Generations" evolves and spreads around the country, I can boast that I was in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on that historic Feb. 28, 2014, when Smith and his incredible cast first unleashed that stunning, electrifying musical.

Contact Arts and Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes at or follow @cnbrian on Twitter.

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