Billie Holiday

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," directed by Rick Dines, August 8-24 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, Suite 136 on the corner of Pershing and Jefferson downtown. As Billie Holiday steps up to the microphone, her life story pours out through the songs that made her famous. In 1959, in a small intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show, that unbeknownst to the audience, will be one of the last performances of her lifetime.