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Lady Sings the Blues.

New Bio of Lady Day Has Body and Soul

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.02.2015 | Books
Lew Whittington

She knew the limitations of her voice, but made the most of her contralto range, from reedy top notes to growling vocal crashes. She told stories with her vocalese. Like Thelonious Monk, her chromatically, exploratory style, could connect everything musically.

First Nighter: Diana Ross, 70 Going on 22, Glamorously Re-Opens Brooklyn's King's Theatre

David Finkle | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Diana Ross -- Miss Ross to you, Diane to family and (Motown) friends -- heart-stoppingly opened Brooklyn's restored King's Theatre last night (February 3) by entering from the back of the vast, spectacularly refurbished auditorium.

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.

Diana Ross Discusses Lady Sings the Blues on Oprah

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I produced the most successful film Diana Ross ever did, Lady Sings the Blues. Herein, for the first time, is the inside story of how it happened... and why the true story has never been told.

Halle Berry 'Works' as Young Aretha Franklin

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Aretha says she wants Halle for the part. Aretha now says she has Halle for the part. Halle's public remarks indicate she's reticent to play the rol...