Not only can ladies sing the blues, but sometimes one lady can hold within her many types of them. The Black Academy of Arts and Letters proves this as Sandra Reaves Phillips channels the lives and music of blues and jazz greats such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and more in a one-woman show. The Late, Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz hits the stage at 8 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday at the Clarence Muse Café Theatre in the Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. Admission is $15. Call 214-743-2449 or visit tbaal.org.
Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.