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chit·lin circuit

or chit·lin' circuit  (chĭt′lĭn)
n.
Informal A circuit of nightclubs and theaters that feature African-American performers and cater especially to African-American audiences: "I was traveling up and down ... with these little groups on what they call the chitlin' circuit" (Carter Jefferson).
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Swinging over to the east side of the city, our tour passed the Victory Grill, a historic music venue that was part of the famous Chitlin' Circuit, which hosted African-American acts when other venues refused.
Neal argues that Vandross's corpulence "became a visual stand-in for the pathological excesses of the Chitlin' Circuit and segregation" (p.
The first female comedian to make a living as a stand-up comic, Mabley was a black woman who pushed the boundaries of taste, politics, sexuality, and race as far back as the 1920s, when she started performing on the Chitlin' Circuit, a string of clubs, speakeasies, and concert halls where black entertainers could perform while segregation still barred them from white venues.
These are also hallmarks of how Shakespeare was originally performed, and Kemper believes the styles mix perfectly together: "Vaudeville, Chitlin' Circuit, TOBA, black urban theatre, whatever you want to call it, has a direct line to the Elizabethan playhouse and what was happening there.
com)-- Beyond the Chitlin' Circuit, The Ultimate Urban Playwrights Guide: by Vanessa Lynn
He also provides a history of how tours developed as an industry from, for example, the chitlin' circuit of R&B performers to today's stadium and arena tours.
The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock n Roll provides a fine history of the network of black nightclubs that created rock and roll.
Already drawing comparisons to chitlin' circuit juggernaut Lil Boosie, Trai'D's voice is similarly high pitched, but he raps with a mouth full of bullets.
In Pemberton's essay, she writes that her mother, from whom she inherited her love of movies, rejected the black imitations of A-list pictures that were made for less than peanuts and played the movie equivalent of the chitlin' circuit.
Nevertheless, this work is vitally important to understanding how the Black Power and Arts Movements, the Chitlin' Circuit and television history converged in the 1970s with mixed results.
It was actually a mix of r&b and jazz, featuring artists like the Ink Spots, the Five Blind Boys, Ethel Waters, Andy Kirk's Band, Cab Calloway, and many others from the Chitlin' Circuit who emulated the sounds of the white musicians.