The Citizen Staff, AUBURN – Auburn Public Theater will feature a lineup of familiar entertainers this week on Facebook Live.

The downtown theater’s weekly Tuesday Nite Mic will feature a performance by Dean’s List at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. The family band, comprised of Bob Dean, Kate Ellen Dean, John Dean and Caroline Manring, recorded an album, “One Take,” in 2013. As the Dean Brothers Band, Bob and John were inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2009. And Kate Ellen, Bob’s daughter, will release an album this year with Steve Sopchak for their project Faster Horses. For more information, visit

Performing on the theater’s Facebook Live account at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, will be Melody Smith Johnson. She will present “#IAmEnough,” an original monologue written for the Harriet Tubman Troupe’s “A Gatherin’ Place,” which was performed at the theater in 2019. (Note: The monologue deals with difficult topics, including child abuse, and carries a rating of PG-13.)

Then, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the Harriet Tubman Troupe will perform a special “Quarantine Session” on Facebook Live. Participating members will include Gwen Webber-McLeod, Juhanna Rogers, Kizzy Mitchell, Jasmine Freeman, Melody Smith Johnson, Ashley McLeod and Cari Clark.

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