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From ’40s NYC to today’s DMV: Step back in time for a classic Harlem supper club experience!

Part of our two-season tribute to Hazel Scott, A Night at Café Society evokes the atmosphere of the Greenwich Village and Upper East Side nightspot of the 1930s and ’40s—the first racially integrated nightclub in America—where Ms. Scott held court along with the likes of Count Basie, Lena Horne, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Zero Mostel, and other legendary performers. Set in the classic Art Deco ambience of the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, the evening will combine performances by the cream of D.C.’s musical society (performers TBA) with historically inspired narrative, archival audio and video, and more.

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Washington Performing Arts's Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Lydia Micheaux Marshall, Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher, and Adam Clayton Powell III and Irene M. Solet.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.


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