Ford’s Theatre Celebrates Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Described as "a voice you never knew you already knew,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe will finally have her story shared front and center at Ford's Theatre through May 13. Sister Rosetta Tharpe gained popularity in the ’30s and ’40s with her astonishing gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and electric guitar. Her…

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