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Bessie Smith  // Posts tagged as "Bessie Smith"

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

LEAVING THE BLUES: A play with Music about Blues legend Alberta Hunter People in the Bay area and around the country know that incredible theater productions are oozing out of every corner of San Francisco. I love the theater and when I hear about a production I often hesitate. Parking is a bitch and getting […]

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13 May Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 2 comments

Don’t Miss Dee Rees’ ‘BESSIE’ on HBO

Don’t Miss Dee Rees’ ‘BESSIE’ on HBO

I was invited to Frameline‘s preview showing of HBO’s upcoming film Bessie by Dee Rees and starring Queen Latifah at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland last night. The theater was packed with lesbians including myself, Jan Corran, Eleanor Palacios and Miz Chris De la Rosa. Bessie Smith was a baddass and Queen Latifah is […]

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