Erased: Billy & Bayard

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Two men altered the course of civil rights and music, yet their stories were pushed into the shadows. Being extraordinary meant little if you were black and queer. One was a creative force behind the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the other devised one of the greatest demonstrations for freedom alongside Martin Luther King Jr. The Queer Songbook Orchestra intersect music with storytelling, illuminating the lives of Billy Strayhorn and Bayard Rustin.

Queer Songbook Orchestra Created and Performed by the Queer Songbook Orchestra and featuring Andrew Broderick and Stephen Jackman-Torkoff

image captured by Casie Brown; image edited by Jonathan Broderick

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