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Bessie Smith Heritage Festival 2015

The Bessie Smith Heritage Festival will be held March 22 & 23 at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. On Friday night, March 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Bessie Smith Hall will be a night of outstanding entertainment.  The show begins with Ogya World Music...

Valentine’s Day at the Bessie

You don’t want to miss this extravagant night at the the Bessie!! Bring that special someone to a Valentine’s Night you won’t forget. Take in the feel good sounds of  Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers as you are graced by an amazing meal catered...

A Cast of Blues

Blues music was born in Mississippi, came of age in Chicago, and went on to inspire generations of rock and rollers, ranging from the British invasion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to contemporary groups, such as The Black Keys. As one of America’s...

Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit

Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit is the latest exhibition from artist Charlotte Riley-Webb that will be on display at the Bessie December 12, 2014 – February 28, 2015 in the museum galleries. The exhibition will feature visual interpretations of Ntozake Shange’s...