Don’t miss a performance of “At Last” which you can catch at the Cleveland Public Library. Details are below and an interview with the creators to the right.
CLEVELAND CELEBRATES SOUL SISTERS
The celebration of black women’s voices takes center stage this May with the production of “At Last: Celebrating the Lives of Sisters of Soul”
Singer/songwriter Dr. Elaine Richardson – known to her fans as Dr. E – shares the stage with profound poet, spoken word artist, and author of the play, Dr. Mary Weems, in a two woman production that pays honor and tribute to the innovation and creativity of black women artists.
“At Last: Celebrating the Lives of Soul Sisters” will take place on May 8, 2010 at Cleveland Public Library, Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East Sixth and Superior Avenue. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the performance will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. The performance is open to the public, free, and no reservation is required or accepted. The seating is first-come, first-serve.
The powerful voices of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Phyllis Hyman will be invoked through the talented Dr. E, while the audience is transported through space and time via the dynamic, oral and prophetic poetic expressions of Dr. Mary Weems.
“What better way to honor the voices of Black women than through the voices of two of Cleveland’s Ohio’s finest female artists,” says Tony Sias, director of the production. “To celebrate the lives of Black women artists is to celebrate the lives of those who inspire us beyond measure. ‘At Last’ is a perfect way to show our gratitude to all the women who have helped us find our voices.” Just in time for Mother’s Day!