OUT-AND-ABOUT - Dining & Entertainment News (City Suburban News)

September 21, 2016

By Jerry H. Bloom


Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, presents vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade in Ladies Sing the Blues, October 1, at 8 p.m. They channel the liberated spirits and pioneering vocalizations of four 1920s blues divas: Bessie Smith (“Empress of the Blues”), Mamie Smith (“Queen of the Blues”), Ma Rainey (“Mother of the Blues”), and legendary stage and screen icon Ethel Waters. Backed by a seven-piece band, the ladies tackle love’s follies and stompin’ the blues away. For tickets ($55 - $25) or info, call 215-898-3900 or online visit