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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
  • Reinette F. Jones, University of Kentucky

Actor's Guild of Lexington - 1999 performance poster from Deb Shoss Papers.

“Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill,” 1999 : The performance was an Actors' Guild of Lexington production with Cissy Williams as Billie Holiday, and Buzz Cornelison as pianist Jimmy Powers. The play is set in 1959, four months before Billie Holiday’s death. Billie Holiday (1915-1959), a jazz singer and songwriter, was openly bisexual, a fact that is often overlooked in writings about her life and music.

  • Lady Day,
  • Lexington,
  • Kentucky,
  • Billie Holiday,
  • Bisexuality
Publication Date
From Deb Shoss Papers
Citation Information
Reinette F. Jones. "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" (2015)
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