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Arts & Entertainment - January 22, 2014

Jazz singer celebrates Billie Holiday in Menlo Park

Jazz vocalist and actress Cheryl Bennett-Scales will present "Mirror, Mirror of My Soul" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park.

In her one-woman show, Ms. Scales will celebrate music legend Billie Holiday (Lady Day) and her contributions to the world of jazz and the songs she made famous. She will also "channel the energy of songstresses" Miriam Mekeba, Eartha Kitt, and Nina Simone.

She will be accompanied by pianist Bennett Roth-Newell, a jazz and hip-hop artist who performs with local musical combos.

Ms. Scales' performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free van service for area seniors and those with disabilities is available. Call 330-2512.

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