On Friday, June 17, 2016, at 8pm, modern cabaret performer and Hudson Valley resident Sarah Kilborne will perform her revelatory new show The Lavender Blues at The Linda, in Albany, NY.
Sarah Kilborne’s first one-woman show is an enlightening, enchanting trip to a place in time you never knew took place. Kilborne, creator and performer, has not only unearthed buried treasure, she brings its ghosts to life and glory.” –Enid Futterman, Imby.com
The Lavender Blues tells the story of queer music before World War II and the influential artists behind that music. People commonly believe that the LGBT movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, but a hundred years ago queer men and women were claiming their identities in the public sphere – and singing about it too. With songs and stories from Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, the Harlem Renaissance, the Weimar Republic and more, Kilborne introduces audiences to a little-known, yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering musical artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity – something daring even for today, and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.
Sarah Kilborne is a performance artist, activist and author residing in Germantown. She is founder of the equal rights campaign Kiss for Equality, writes frequently about LGBT issues, and has performed with a wide variety of people. In 2013, Kilborne produced and co-starred in the marriage equality video, “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” which was filmed in the Hudson Valley and praised by leading Civil rights activists as “pure joy.”
The Lavender Blues is part of the Pride Center of the Capital Region’s 2016 Celebration of Pride.
Tickets for this event are $20. The Linda is located at 339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY, 12206.