Coming Forth by Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday
Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 8:30 pm
**In order to accomodate viewing of the Final Four basketball game between Duke & Michigan St., Cassandra Wilson’s concert at the Carolina will now begin at 8:30 PM.**
**$10 Duke student tickets available in person from the Duke University Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center, by phone at 919-684-4444, and online by clicking here.**
Cassandra Wilson, perhaps the greatest living jazz singer, comes to the Carolina Theatre to offer a special tribute concert to Billie Holiday on the centennial of Lady Day’s birth. Wilson has the goods to honor Holiday: TIME magazine recognized her as “America’s best singer” and “the true heir of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.”
The New York Times noted approvingly that Wilson possesses “a contralto as rich and as supple as vintage leather,” with a distinctive “earthy majesty.” The BBC went further in describing her spectacular voice: “husky yet smooth, like sand mixed with honey, it’s sophisticated, wise, and sexy all at the same time, and seems to plug right in to the history of black American music.”
**$15 ages $30-&-under tickets are not available for Duke Performances presentations at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.**A co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre of Durham.