Newark Public Library
5 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Performance: Storms Weathered
A musical performance and fictional discussion between four of the most renowned women in blues and jazz history – Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters. Four women, four conversations, revealing and exploring the legacy successes, struggles and survival they all experienced. Starring Patricia Walton as Billie Holiday, Phyliss Balnford as Josephine Baker, Omisanya Karade as Ethel Waters and Ife Basim as Bessie Smith.