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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

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  1. A group of Tony Award nominees will join the New York Pops in their 2015-16 season, performing classic showtunes as well as works performed by musical icons Billie Holiday and ... FULL ARTICLE AT Playbill

  2. Ballerina Misty Copeland reaches out to Brooklyn kids

    A groundbreaking ballerina is bringing her inspirational story to Brooklyn’s legendary Billie Holiday Theatre on Monday. FULL ARTICLE AT New York Daily News

  1. Jamie Cullum has spent his career swinging between jazz and pop, seemingly always on the verge of a breakthrough that never comes. On his latest album, “Interlude” — his seventh studio ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Annie Lennox Says 'Strange Fruit' Controversy Was Overblown

    Annie Lennox is sad that The Internet chastised her for not acknowledging the real roots of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," which she covered on a latest album, Nostalgia. Read ... FULL ARTICLE AT Jezebel

  3. Annie Lennox discusses Strange Fruit controversy: I'm the last person that would disrespect that history

    Scottish born singer Annie Lennox, 60, sings the song Strange Fruit, a somber song popularized by Billie Holiday in the late 1930s, on her new album of classic songs, Nostalgia. FULL ARTICLE AT Talk Entertainment

  1. The Minneapolis native, considered one of the most promising young vocalists in jazz , previewed tunes from his upcoming Billie Holiday tribute album, scheduled for release this spring on Blue Note ... FULL ARTICLE AT Topix

  2. Ervin Drake, 95, a prolific songwriter who wrote the words and music of "It Was a Very Good Year," an introspective ballad that helped define the autumn of Frank Sinatra ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight. FULL ARTICLE AT Politico

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Billie Holiday (born Elinore Harris; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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