Our February show – FIRE ON THE BAYOU by Howard Feinstein
Our February show is inspired by “Fire on the Bayou – True Tales From the Civil Rights Battlefront” by Howard Feinstein. Feinstein served as a criminal prosecutor and litigating attorney with the Civil Right Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and tried hate crimes and violent interference with federal civil rights laws in the Deep South and elsewhere. This is a memoir of his experiences. Feinstein is also a blues musician still performing in the Washington, D.C. area. He will be present on February 25th to watch the show and speak about his work. In addition, he’ll play and sing his own music. It’s a BBC first – the author will be there to speak and perform his own original song inspired by the book. This show will take place at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. All proceeds will be donated to Empowered Women International, a non-profit serving immigrant, minority and low-income women.
The songwriters scheduled to perform include spiritchild, Geoff Curtis, Susan Hwang, Zane Van Dusen, Shannon Pelcher, Hilary Downes, Sweet Soubrette, Mia Pixley and The Lords of Liechtenstein. BBC founder, Susan Hwang also hosts the night.