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COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter


A sensation in the 1920s through the 1950s, jazz and blues legend Alberta Hunter set aside her life as an artist during the peak of her career to help others as a hospital nurse. Forced to retire at the age of 82, her musical career experienced a remarkable rebirth at New York’s celebrated music venue The Cookery, where her unique style and salty repartee became an instant hit. Cookin’ at the Cookery, the music and Times of Alberta Hunter brings Ms. Hunter’s extraordinary and improbable life story to the stage, featuring such hits as “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Darktown Strutters Ball” performed by a live, on-stage band.