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Maurice Hines reflects on past in ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’

Maurice Hines may be nearing 70, but he exudes the energy and infectious enthusiasm of a kid with a new toy. He talks a mile a minute, is quick to laugh, and, God in heaven, does the man have stories.

Hines brings his stories, songs, and dances to the Cutler Majestic Theatre May 14-19 in his show “Tappin’ Thru Life.” Infused with personal reflections, the show, presented by ArtsEmerson, traces Hines’s six decade-plus career and is a tribute to his brother Gregory, who died in 2003. Backed by the Berklee College of Music Jazz Ensemble playing arrangements by Nelson Riddle and Tommy Newsom, the show also features two young tap-dancing brothers, whom Hines has been mentoring for the past three years.

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