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Maryland She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Harriet Tubman was born a slave on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In 1849, when she was about 30, her owner died. Believing she was going to be sold, she escaped and made her way to Philadelphia.

Turning 65 with 'Crazy'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Call her crazy, but my mom says that the second I heard the opening notes of Billie's recording, I leapt over the walls of my crib, landed squarely on the piano bench and welcomed my new sister into the world by playing along and harmonizing with every line.

Theater: 'Lady Day' Sings; Steven Soderbergh Slips

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Audra McDonald? Playing the role of Billie Holiday? Like the rest of the theater world, that struck me as the most bizarre, unlikely casting I'd heard of since Bernadette Peters was playing Annie Oakley.

First Nighter: Audra McDonald Dazzles as Billie Holiday

David Finkle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps the most complimentary remark to be made about Audra McDonald in Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill is that in 90 minutes and under Lonny Price's fully empathetic direction, she nails that voice and she gets that whole life.

8 Style And Beauty Lessons We Learned From Billie Holiday

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

Today marks what would have been Billie Holiday's 99th birthday. It's hard to believe the legendary songstress who gave us iconic hits like "Strange F...

Stage Door: Lady Day

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Part memoir, part concert, Lady Day captures jazz great Billie Holiday. Thanks to the amazing Dee Dee Bridgewater, who channels Holiday's unique phrasing and intonation, audiences meet the singer in London in 1954, as she ends her European concert tour.

Tony Award Winner Returns To New York For 'Demanding Role'

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 12.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Dee Dee Bridgewater might have been a Broadway star were she not so successful as a jazz singer. She won a Tony Award in...

First Nighter: Dee Dee Bridgewater Is Billie Holiday in Lady Day; Clint Holmes Is Himself in Stop This Train

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Sometime in the winter of 1958, I had the chance to hear Billie Holiday on her closing night at Boston's venerated Storyville. For reasons I can't recall, I chose not to go. She died less than a year later, at 44, and that was that for me and Billie Holiday live.

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 ...