Jazz Standard, one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, offers another impressive month of music with jazz legends and rising stars throughout August. Appearing August 4–7, singer Tierney Sutton spotlights the songs of Joni Mitchell. Continue Reading →
Monday, April 6th 2015 Billie Holiday was inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. On hand leading the ceremony was Apollo President and CEO, Jonelle Procope. Violinist Kersten Stevens and 15 year old singer Eden Duncan Smith, both performed Billie Holiday’s music under the Apollo marquee. Continue Reading →
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“Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday (lived in Harlem during this time), who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Continue Reading →
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