Betty Bryant is either a singer who plays piano or a pianist who sings. Each listener seems to have an opinion one way or the other. The truth is she seems to do either with equal facility. In 1987, after a concert for the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, she was awarded the Key to the City and June 13th of that year was proclaimed Betty Bryant Day. She has been active in the Dolo Coker Scholarship Foundation since it's inception in 1983 serving on the board and as a judge of applicants each year, as well as performing at their fundraising event. She also was guest artist at the Langston Hughes Cultural Center in Seattle, WA for Dollars for Scholars, another fundraising event, in 1997 and 1998. Her one venture in the theater, a play called 'Louisiana Women,' earned her a Drama-Logue Critics' Choice award for Musical Director of the Year. She has appeared in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and at Tableaux Lounge in Tokyo, Japan where she continues to perform for three months each year.
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