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by Nsenga Burton onMarch 10, 2011
On International Women's Day, the National Women's Hall of Fame announces the 2011 inductees.
February 7, 2011
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August 16, 2010
Leonard brought us timeless black and white photos of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and other jazz legends.
by Stanley Crouch onJuly 16, 2009
Half a century after her death, Billie Holiday's music remains a cornerstone of the American songbook.
July 14, 2009
Of all the great jazz divas, none blended pain and pleasure better than Billie Holiday. Her small, stinging voice conveyed a "been there" aesthetic, whether she was singing about romance or sadness or about the trials of the underdog. Fifty years after her death, Lady Day's legacy informs a litany of singers, from jazz to R&B, as well as electronica, pop, rock and country.
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