Women’s History Month Celebration: Storms Weathered Performance

Saturday, March 10, 2018
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

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An original musical performance and fictional discussion among 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 their legacies, their successes, and their struggles, and the survival they all experienced.

Written by Ife Basim, and starring Patricia Walton as Billie Holiday, Phyliss Blanford as Josephine Baker, Omisanya Karade as Ethel Waters, and Ife Basim as Bessie Smith.

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PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.

For information about Black History Celebration 2018, please click here.