Celebrating the great female vocalists who left for other places

Celebrating the great female vocalists who left for other places
Celebrating the great female vocalists who left for other places

Celebrating the great female vocalists who left for other places

If you’re a music lover, one of the highlights of this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival is a cabaret style performance highlighting the music of Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner, and Nina Simone. All four of the singers moved abroad — either to ride out their fame, or to enhance their creative process. It was outside the U.S. where their repertoires took on a whole new life. Rob Lindley is one of the theater directors behind this cabaret. He discusses the cabaret with Lili-Anne Brown, an actress, performer and director — and the host of Four Women.(Flickr/Glenn Robinson, Allison Marchant, scarlatti2004, Heinrich Klaffs)