Talk:Chitlin' circuit

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The Chitlin' Circuit is also used to describe blues and soul/blues artists who play mostly at small clubs in African-American neighborhoods. The term is still being used today.

Borscht Belt is not related.... no reason to include a link to it

Anyone care to tell me how the expression "chitlin' circuit" and the term Borsht Belt could possibly have anything to do with each other from an etymological standpoint, as the article author suggests? Could someone provide a bona-fide, scholarly-researched explanation as to the connection between the two phrases where one was somehow an expansion on the other? If not, please remove the line making this assumption, or better phrase the sentence so as to not make broad, presumptuous boasting about things that are not real. (talk) 05:10, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Chitlin Circuit only South and East?[edit]

I've always heard that while the bulk of the circuit was in the south, it was really everywhere. For instance, the Regal Theater in Chicago is often described as part of the circuit.

Psychlist 15:51, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Psychlist

Yes, as promoters made money and started to branch out to other theaters in other markets, the chitlin circuit grew and grew. Even in 1998, the gospel stageplays of the late 90's were going strong and showed in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida, and the South and NorthEast. Promoter CES Agency, aka Baci Management, AKA Performing Arts Productions, Inc. which is now closed due to bankruptcy made their money off of the black stageplays and then brought their promoting talents to broadway tours like Riverdance and concert tours for Maxwell and Prince. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:13, 1 August 2008 (UTC)