Join us for the return to Berkeley of SUZY WILLIAMS, who began her career here in the early 70's at The Starry Plough Pub singing on tables and passing her coffeepot for tips.
From this local Irish Pub to Carnegie Hall, Williams has grown to be one of the best interpreters of Bessie Smith, receiving high praise from Eubie Blake to Chris Albertson (Bessie Smith's biographer) to many seminal blues & jazz critics.
SUZY WILLIAMS & BRAD KAY Play Live Jazz & Blues SAT, Oct 2 from 10pm-11:30 Fellini Restaurant 1401 University Ave (& Acton), Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-5200 http://www.fellinirestaurant.net/contact.html $10 admission, free parking
THE LIT SHOW starring Suzy Williams & Brad Kay (Produced by Fialka) Sunday Oct 3 at 8:00pm, Oddball Films & Video 275 Capp St, San Fran CA 94110 415-558-8112 rsvp email@example.com http://www.oddballfilm.com/
Co-sponsor: LITQUAKE http://litquake.org/ 30 minute sneak preview of The LIT SHOW will be featured at LitQuake's opening party on Oct 1,
Celebration of Song and Literature LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS & Brad Kay perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more.
Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram.
You've read the book, now hear the song. With rare film clips at 8:00, live music performance at 8:30pm.