Vy Higginsen is responsible for a number of remarkable media firsts:
* she was the first black woman to host a morning radio show in New York City
* the first woman in advertising sales at Ebony Magazine
* the first black woman to produce a drama on Broadway (August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
* and the creative force behind a series of wildly successful gospel-themed musicals, including Mama I Want to Sing.
These shows have toured Europe, Japan and the United States, and led Higginsen to establish the Mama Foundation for the Arts, which promotes arts and culture in her hometown of Harlem. She'll give an inspiring talk called "Seeing No Limitations."
Buy Tickets or win them from me! Leave a comment with your name and a way to contact you and you're entered to win a pair of tickets to see (and meet) Vy Higginsen. The show is Tuesday April 17 at 730pm at the Aronoff Center.
I'll select the winner next Friday (ugh - a Friday the 13th?! I don't need one of those right now!)