Charles H. Wright Museum Women's History Month Tribute Concert Features Musical Powerhouses
Billie Holiday is one of the musical powerhouses celebrated at the Charles H. Wright Museum's Tribute Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, March 23 in Detroit, Mich.
With Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's birthday coming up this Sunday, the time is ripe to honor standout African-American women vocalists from the last 80 years.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will do just that on Friday, celebrating legendary artists with a tribute concert performed by the new guard of powerful women singers.
As arts and culture organizations around the city honor Women's History Month, the Wright brings together Detroit singers La Shaun phoenix Moore, L'Renee, Monica Blaire and Linda Boston to pay tribute to Billlie Holiday, Nina Simone, Odetta and Miriam Makeba.
And just down the hall from the concert, there's inspiration to be had at a launch of a new book by Crystal McCrary, the co-creator of BET show "Leading Women," and photographer Lauri Lyons.
Their book, "INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World," gets behind the scene with the black women leaders of our time: "from the White House to the courts of Wimbledon, and from Hollywood to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera House," according to the description. McCrary will be on hand to sign copies of the book, which features her in-depth interviews with Michelle Obama, Mary J. Blige, Laila Ali, Soledad Oâ€™Brien, Venus Williams and more.