Alderson celebrates ‘Bricktop,’ the queen of jazz

By Jeffrey Kanode, for RealWV In Cathey Sawyer’s play “Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age,” Ada “Bricktop” Smith gathers with her band in her nightclub in Paris, Chez Bricktop. Using music from the time period and from Bricktop’s repertoire as foundation, Sawyer lets Bricktop tell her own story: stories of the people she knew and […]