The Lavender Blues: A Showcase of Queer Music Before World War II

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060)

Photo By Lynne Graves
Entertainment + Music
Some of our must famous musical artists of the early twentieth century were not only "in the life" - meaning gay, bisexual or transgender - but they sang about what it was like to be queer or "in the life." With *The Lavender Blues,* performance artist Sarah Skinner Kilborne brings to life a little-known yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity - brave even for today and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever. With Axel Belohoubek on piano.