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Billie Holiday & Mister 1946

Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” in 1939 and performed it at New York’s first integrated nightclub, Café Society. Abel Meeropol wrote “Strange Fruit” as a poem in 1937 under the name Lewis Allan in response to a photograph taken by Lawrence Beitler of African-American boys J. Thomas Shipp and AbrahamContinue Reading

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Will Lee Daniels’ The United States Vs. Billie Holiday cast Holiday as more than a tragic drug addict?  View this post on Instagram A post shared by FlyestAround.com (@boksburgmade) Will Stevie Wonder give up his American citizenship when he moves to Ghana?  Related posts: 2007 Okayplayer Awards Les Paul PassesContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”h4ZyuULy9zs”] A hologram of Billie Holiday will be the first of its kind to appear at the Apollo around Thanksgiving. Holiday, whose “Strange Fruit” has become synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement, performed at The Apollo over 30 times before her death in 1959. The Apollo and Hologram USAContinue Reading

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PHILADELPHIA (MAY 28, 2015) – The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Roots, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Cinderella, The Trammps, Andrea McArdle, and WOGL air personality Harvey Holiday will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2015.Continue Reading

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