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Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas
Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?
DAILY Screens  December 11, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Blending British Christmas favorites like The Box of Delights and A Matter of Life and Death (our Xmas viewing habits can be … eccentric), having the Doctor hide in plain sight as the caretaker to a widow and orphans during World War II is both charming and thrilling. Especially since, if a man with a time machine cannot deliver a holiday miracle or two, who can?..."

Zach Theatre's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
A fierce portrait of Billie Holiday painted in blood and pain
Arts Review  June 22, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...The less than steady steps down the stairs that shift to a wobbly shuffle on crossing to the microphone, the head that bobs, the eyelids that shutter in slow motion and seldom rise above half-mast, all betray her as a woman who is barely holding it together in a haze of booze and drugs. And once she gets hold of a glass filled with more of the liquid that dulls her pain, there's such desperation in her grip on it that we know this Billie Holiday hasn't much further she can go...."

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
This celebratory documentary skips briskly over the 60-plus-year career of one of jazz's pre-eminent and most original singers.
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Film Review  November 28, 2008, by Theresa Everline
"...Directed by: Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden. A celebratory documentary that skips briskly along to cover a 60-plus-year career, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer begins in 1941 when O'Day was discovered by the bandleader Gene Krupa and follows the artistic development of this white jazz singer whom many put in the same league as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan..."

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
Screens Story  March 10, 2016
"...And it's about being an outlaw. You know, he didn't think of it as drug abuse, he thought it was his medicine and when your hero is Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday—when those are his—..."

Writes of Spring
Off the Bookshelf
Books Review  April 3, 1998
"...The thesis put forth in Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Davis (Pantheon, $27.50 hard) is that the singing and songs of 1920s women blues artists and jazz singer Billie Holiday not only reflected the relatively independent status of African-American working women but helped raise feminist consciousness. Her 427-page book contains only 197 pages devoted to stating and supporting her positions..."

Everybody Has Some
In a round-robin interview, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Louis Black open up about their new films
Screens Story  March 10, 2016
"...You know, he didn't think of it as drug abuse, he thought of it as his medicine. And when your hero is Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday –..."

Billie Holiday
Box Sets
Music Review  December 7, 2001, by Jeff Mccord
"...Billie HolidayLady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 (Columbia Legacy) You couldn't have made her up. Elegant yet earthy, successful yet tragic, Billie Holiday had the makings of a character straight out of fiction, one that embodied everything good and bad in jazz..."

Billie Holiday
Gift guide
Music Story  December 9, 2005, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Billie Holiday..."

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an early Cry for Civil Rights
Books Review  July 21, 2000, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Strange Fruit Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights..."

Better All the Time
Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning
DAILY Arts  September 19, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...I've been wanting to do a swing-jazzy-bluesy thing for a long time, but would people accept it from me? How about the song "Loverman"? My god, we're talking about Ella Fitzgerald. We're talking about Billie Holiday, who introduced it..."

Jazz Sides
Naxos' latest Jazz Icons series has arrived
Music Review  December 3, 2010, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Art BlakeyLive in '65 (Naxos) Coleman HawkinsLive in '62 & '64 (Naxos) Woody HermanLive in '64 (Naxos) Anita O'DayLive in '63 & '70 (Naxos) Jimmy SmithLive in '69 (Naxos) John ColtraneThe World According to John Coltrane (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Billie HolidayLady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Thelonious MonkAmerican Composer (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Count BasieSwingin' the Blues (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Charlie ParkerCelebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Andrew HillSolos: The Jazz Sessions (MVD Visual)..."

Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron
Record review
Music Review  February 25, 2005, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Left Alone Revisited ... A Tribute to Billie Holiday (Synergy Music)..."

Through the Green Fuse
'Through the Green Fuse,' Conspirare's first professional recording, is a shimmering, iridescent prayer in which the beauty of the subject is magnified by the sensitivity and sensuousness of these voices
Arts Story  January 21, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...Peace is invoked again and again in the songs here, something hoped for, desired, yearned for. As these are largely works of introspection and meditation, where poetic texts ride on haunting melodies and extended lines, delivered with stately tempos in often hushed tones, they form together a prayer, a shimmering, iridescent prayer in which the beauty of the subject, be it hibiscus flowers or Billie Holiday or sleep, seems somehow magnified, intensified by the sensitivity and sensuousness of these voices...."

CO2's Tina Marsh The Perils of Jazz
  June 9, 1995
"...by Raoul Hernandez Jazz can kill you. Look what it did to Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Bud Powell, Billie Holiday, Dexter Gordon, and countless others..."

Better Than Nothing
Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.
Music Story  January 12, 2001, by Harvey Pekar
"...Since music and substance abuse are inseparably linked in many people's minds, we learn that Buddy Bolden, Bix Beiderbecke, and Lester Young were alcoholics, that Louis Armstrong smoked marijuana, and that Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, and others hit the harder stuff. Burns does not disappoint those who expect the mirror music holds up to society to have a little suspicious residue on it...."

Record Reviews
Music Review  March 14, 1997
"...On Holiday (Columbia)..."

Music To Know America By
Letters at 3AM
Columns  December 6, 1996, by Michael Ventura
"...Billie Holiday. For Holiday to be grasped, she must be listened to across the length of her life, from the girlish voice of the early records to the voice of the witch-crone about to die of old age before her 45th birthday..."

Prez for Life & Beyond: Lester Young
Tenor sax king helped put Kansas City on the musical map
DAILY Music  August 27, 2015, by William Harries Graham
"...Early in his career, the Harlem of the Thirties, Billie Holiday nicknamed Young “Pres” or “Prez.” The two toured with Basie and bonded over the blues. “A Sailboat in the Moonlight” embodies the beautiful music they made together...."

CD/DVD
CD/DVD
Music Review  June 3, 2005, by Raoul Hernandez
"...A brief interview with the jovial Sandoval screams for a "play all" option… Billy Crystal Presents the Milt Gabler Story (Verve) also combos CD and DVD, but the comedian's 30-minute doc doesn't do his favorite uncle justice. Fortunately, 26 career-defining tracks by cornerstone acts (Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," Bill Haley & the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock") ground Gabler's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legacy, even through the latter years' squareness, though Der Bingle Crosby's "MacNamara's Band" makes its case as the subliminal blueprint for the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"… Gabler's greatest collaborator, Billie Holiday, is smartly anthologized on the 2-CD portion of The Ultimate Collection (Verve) – amply, chronologically – but its DVD is the ultimate collection..."

Oh, Lady, You're Good!
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Music Story  April 17, 1998, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Dee Dee and Ella. Fitzgerald, who died in 1996, was the third and final member of jazz's eternal triumvirate: Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan..."

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