Who owns race? Who owns music? Who owns Memphis?

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This hit Broadway musical “Memphis” is drawing lots of attention, crowds and even some presidential admirers, with first lady Michelle Obama bringing Sasha and Malia to NYC to catch the show recently. The play takes place in the underground dance clubs of the 1950’s in Memphis, Tennessee and examines the interplay between culture, music and race.

The cast were all present for a panel discussion at WNYC’s Jerome Greene Space where Celeste moderated a discussion on race, ethnicity and culture. She spoke with the show’s writer, Joe DiPietro and the stars, Montego Glover and Chad Kimball.

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