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Billie Holiday Strange Fruit

Lady Day Lives

Josh Getlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

When Dee Dee Bridgewater launched the London run of Lady Day, her 1987 musical drama about Billie Holiday's bid for a late-career comeback, she got an audience reaction both gratifying and surreal.

From Strange Fruit to Fruitvale Station

Jasmine Rand | Posted 10.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

He gave His only Son for my soon-come son, In His name for his future's sake, I pray.

No One Did Ladylike Like Lady Day

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style

Billie Holiday's short life may have been marred by a tumultuous upbringing and drug addiction, but when she stepped into the spotlight her image was ...