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More than a decade ago, Maurice Hines declared that he was done with tap dancing.
“This summer, I told my mother, ‘I’m tapped out,’ ‘’ Hines said during a 1999 interview with The Washington Post. “I gave my tap shoes to her.’’
But Hines changed his mind, happily for us, and he is far from tapped out. To see just how far, check out the irresistible “Tappin’ Thru
Life: An Evening with Maurice Hines,’’ at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through Sunday, presented by ArtsEmerson and directed by David Dower.
Now 69, Hines cuts an unabashedly ebullient figure onstage, allowing not so much as a millimeter of ironic distance between himself and his material, or his audience, for that matter.