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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

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  1. The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding ... FULL ARTICLE AT NPR

  2. Kathy Sledge: 6 September 2014 - New York (Review)

    At the New York premiere of "The Brighter Side of Day", Kathy Sledge captured the spirit and soul of Billie Holiday. FULL ARTICLE AT PopMatters

  1. When the first production of On the Town in 1944 featured the Japanese American ballerina Sono Osato as its star, as part of a cast that also included whites and ... FULL ARTICLE AT OUPblog Music

  2. Mix Tape: Songs For Taking Acid at the Aquarium

    Requested by Dd • Compiled by Aqua-Lad Get ready for some deep sea exploration. 01. Grizzly Bear - “Deep Sea Diver” (Horn of Plenty) 02. The Antlers - “Drift Dive” (Undersea) 03. DIIV ... FULL ARTICLE AT Tiny Mix Tapes

  3. Theater review: 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' from GOAT/Theatre Downtown

    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" created quite a stir on Broadway this season. Audra McDonald won a record sixth Tony Award for her star turn as Billie ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Orlando Sentinal

  1. GOAT, Theatre Downtown stage 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'

    "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," the one-woman show by Lanie Robertson about the legendary Billie Holiday, opens Sunday night at Theatre Downtown. FULL ARTICLE AT The Orlando Sentinel

  2. As we celebrate the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a significant aspect of the struggle for racial equality often gets ignored: racial activism in performance. Actors ... FULL ARTICLE AT OUPblog Music

  3. Molly Johnson has sat atop the rock charts, performed for British royalty and the late Nelson Mandela, and most recently hosted CBC's Radio 2 Weekend Morning . Now Canada's ... FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Radio 3

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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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