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Thomasina Petrus, who stars as Billie Holiday in the dramatic musical, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," took time after the presentation at THEARC on Thursday, Feb. 20 to further enlighten students on the late jazz vocalist's life.

Thomasina Petrus, who stars as Billie Holiday in the dramatic musical, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," took time after the presentation at THEARC on Thursday, Feb. 20 to further enlighten students on the late jazz vocalist's life.

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Billie Holiday Musical Gives D.C. Students Glimpse Into Life of 'Lady Day'

In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version of the popular musical drama, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," starring Thomasina Petrus.