Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
This is a past event. Sunday, July 1 at 2:00pm 4:00pm
Portland Center Stage at The Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR
"The city’s largest theater company ends its season with “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Deidrie Henry as the great jazz singer Billie Holiday. Part of it is biographical, but it’s also full of the music that Holiday made, including “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit.” Henry makes you feel that you’re their with Lady Day herself." - Oregon Arts Watch
By Lanie Robertson. Featuring iconic songs like “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” this is an all-access pass to Billie Holiday’s final concert. With humor and hopefulness, the legendary singer takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of her tumultuous life, interspersed with exuberant renditions of her beloved repertoire.