HBO launches ‘Bessie 81 Tour’ to celebrate film

Photo credit: Justin VanNoy for Steed Media ServiceHBO honored the legacy of blues legend, Bessie Smith, with its new film “Bessie” with the launch of the “Bessie 81 Tour.” Smith was a classic blues phenom in the 1920s, becoming one of the highest paid black entertainers and taking home as much as $2,000 a week from performances […]