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Who is Billie Holiday?
There have been two major shows dedicated to this Harlem legend in just the past year – why? There were many jazz singers in the 1930’s and 40’s, but none have been remotely as alluring and influential as Lady Day, as she was known. Diana Ross’s portrayal of her in the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues helped cement the tragic side of Holiday’s life in the public’s memory. Join us for a walk on the bright side of Holiday’s early years as we celebrate her indisputable musical genius.