The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Angelo Parra’s hit 2001 Off-Broadway musical premieres in Michigan. Set on the evening of her death in 1937, Bessie Smith holds court in a gin joint as she muses about her life and career as a cultural icon in a deeply segregated society. Features 13 of Smith’s most famous songs, including “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” Stars K Edmonds, Directed by Lynch Travis. 

$20 suggested donation
Every Thurs.-Sun., March 30-April 22. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) &
2 p.m. (Sun.)
The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor.
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