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Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

...in San Francisco, where she shared billing with another future star, Phyllis Diller. She spent a few days with Billie Holiday, who was kind enough to sing a lullaby to Angelou's son Guy, surly enough to heckle her off the stage and astute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-05-28/poet-author-maya-angelou-d
Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z

...he says, relaxed in the moment.Lester Young, the lead saxophonist in Count Basie's orchestra and soul mate to Billie Holiday, was giving voice to what would become an American and global obsession for cool with a phrase rooted in jazz slang...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-02-17/smithsonian-explores-coo
Augusta Blues Festival is homecoming for Millie Jackson

...club was Palm Cafe in Brooklyn. The bandleader was legendary saxophonist Lester Young, forever noted as jazz singer Billie Holiday's musical mentor. "Yes, I, too, sang with Lester Young," quipped Jackson.Hits including Hurt So Good and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-02-12/augusta-blues-festiva
The Artside: Nature, travel, history inspiring to artists Flynt, Mayers

...shadowed shapes of these "strange fruit" are almost abstract, yet emotionally charged. The title comes from a song by Billie Holiday, a ballad about lynching.? Also new at the museum is a show titled The Morris at Twenty, presenting some of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-07-10/artside-nature-travel
Sonic Spotlight: Natalie Sheppard

...powers out. ... I ended up playing in the dark." HANDPICKED CONCERT LINEUP: Paul McCartney, Maybe I'm Amazed; Billie Holiday, For Heaven's Sake; Madonna, Papa Don't Preach; Led Zeppelin, Black Dog; Lynyrd Skynyrd, Free Bird IN 10...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/30/mus_106447.shtml
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Complete list of Grammy Award nominations

...Band. 46. Jazz Vocal Album: "J'ai Deux Amours," Dee Dee Bridgewater; "Blueprint of a Lady - Sketches of Billie Holiday," Nnenna Freelon; "Good Night, and Good Luck," Dianne Reeves; "Duos II," Luciana Souza; "I'm With the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/09/mus_31235.shtml
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People in the News

...creative power of jazz." Last year's inaugural group of 14 inductees included Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. On the Net: http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org --- SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The prosecutor in a murder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/10/ent_444530.shtml
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News you can use

...consider before you fire up the digital camera: DO - Get specific about your interests. Saying you're a fan of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald is much more helpful than "I like music." - Include a picture. According to Match.com...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/24/met_451210.shtml
Metro | Augusta State University
Singer charms Paine crowd

...Ms. Wilson excited the crowd by singing a short rendition of Strange Fruits, a protest song first made famous by Billie Holiday in the late 1930s. The a cappella performance drew loud applause and praise from faculty and students. "It was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/12/met_442564.shtml
Metro | Augusta State University | Paine College
Branford Marsalis embraces the jazz tradition

...Webster's lyrical and breathy romanticism, and "Gloomy Sunday," a mournful song of yearning associated with Billie Holiday. Each of the quartet's members contributed an original ballad, including Marsalis, whose 17-minute "Eternal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/30/mus_441343.shtml
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