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A Sublime Evening with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Yet, at least as portrayed by actress Pauline Hutchinson, Holiday still has plenty of vocal talent and quite a bit of charm, despite the fact that she is obviously intoxicated from the outset. Throughout the play, we see her pouring herself more and more liquor from the titular bar, become increasingly unfiltered as she does. 

.... awe striking as Hutchinson’s singing, though this was only really noticeable during his solos. Her deep heartfelt vocals, though, seem to capture something of the spirit of Billie’s own, and in doing so evokes the true tragedy of what was lost as the world destroyed her. 

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