Sistas” celebrates Black women and music

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NASHVILLE: Sistas brings a showcase of music to the stage of the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project February 17-March 5.

Five women – three sisters, a great-granddaughter, a sister-in-law – sort through the attic of their recently departed family matriarch, in search of inspiration for her memorial service. They unearth trials and tears, love and laughter, and perform the music of iconic artists from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé.

Sistas traces the relationship of Black women and popular music, with songs including “Oh, Happy Day,” “God Bless The Child,” “Stormy Weather,” “Nowhere To Run,” “I Will Survive,” “Single Ladies,” “I Am Not My Hair,” “A Woman’s Worth,” and many more. The cast includes Sarina-Joi Crowe as Tamika; Lisa Graham as Gloria; Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva as Roberta; Aleta Myles as Simone; and Brittany Nelson as Heather. Sistas:

Showtimes are:
7:30 pm February 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3 & 4
2:30 pm February 19, 26 & March 5

Tickets are $20/adult, $15 students/seniors. For tickets contact the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project box office online.

Performances are held at the Alexander Looby Library & Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville.

The Musical is sponsored by HCA/TriStar Health.

 

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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