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Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas
Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?
"...was the polar opposite of the last sidekick, Rose (Billie Piper), marking a pulling back the implied romance between..."

Dec. 11, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Zach Theatre's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
A fierce portrait of Billie Holiday painted in blood and pain
" her grip on it that we know this Billie Holiday hasn't much further she can go...."

June 23, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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.
"...many put in the same league as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. With a vibratoless voice that..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
"...medicine and when your hero is Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday—when those are his—..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

Writes of Spring
Off the Bookshelf
"...songs of 1920s women blues artists and jazz singer Billie Holiday not only reflected the relatively independent status of..."

April 3, 1998 Books Review

Everybody Has Some
In a round-robin interview, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Louis Black open up about their new films
"...medicine. And when your hero is Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday –..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

Billie Holiday
Box Sets
"...Billie HolidayLady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Music Review by Jeff Mccord

Billie Holiday
Gift guide
"...Billie Holiday..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an early Cry for Civil Rights
"...Strange Fruit Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an Early Cry for Civil..."

July 21, 2000 Books Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Better All the Time
Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning
"...god, we're talking about Ella Fitzgerald. We're talking about Billie Holiday, who introduced it. The song was written for..."

Sept. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Jazz Sides
Naxos' latest Jazz Icons series has arrived
"...John ColtraneThe World According to John Coltrane (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Billie HolidayLady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (EuroArts/Lower..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

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
" of the subject, be it hibiscus flowers or Billie Holiday or sleep, seems somehow magnified, intensified by the..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron
Record review
"...Left Alone Revisited ... A Tribute to Billie Holiday (Synergy Music)..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Better Than Nothing
Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.
"...that Louis Armstrong smoked marijuana, and that Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, and others..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Record Reviews
"...On Holiday (Columbia)..."

March 14, 1997 Music Review

Music To Know America By
Letters at 3AM
"...Billie Holiday. For Holiday to be grasped, she must be..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Column by Michael Ventura

Prez for Life & Beyond: Lester Young
Tenor sax king helped put Kansas City on the musical map
"...Early in his career, the Harlem of the Thirties, Billie Holiday nicknamed Young “Pres” or “Prez.” The two toured..."

Aug. 27, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

"...uncle justice. Fortunately, 26 career-defining tracks by cornerstone acts (Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie,"..."

June 3, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Oh, Lady, You're Good!
Dee Dee Bridgewater
"...third and final member of jazz's eternal triumvirate: Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. Celebrated for accomplishments that helped..."

April 17, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Change of Hart
Pam Hart Stretches Out
"...had this Cotton Club review and I did a Billie Holiday thing," remembers Hart. "I was stuck on Billie..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History
Even the Texas state prison system proved an incubator for the Lone Star soundtrack
"...a young black inmate whose voice was reminiscent of Billie Holiday; Leadbelly, a charismatic inmate who was pardoned after..."

June 17, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Little Melba & Her Big Trombone
Little known female jazz trombone player gets her due – with children
"...that included sharing bandstands with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Quincy Jones, Randy Weston, Gerald Wilson, and more...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday to Green Day
Time to get political, yo
"...Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday to Green Dayby Dorian Lynskey Ecco/HarperCollins, 660 pp.,..."

June 15, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Letters at 3AM: Dead and Alive on the Fourth of July
A eulogy spoken over the coffin of our empire
"...Frank Sinatra is dead. Billie Holiday is not. A sentimentalist singing songs that veer..."

July 2, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

This Is My Life
LZ Love's reveal: dance music!
"...left and went to Europe, where he did the Billie Holiday thing. That was a tough time for him...."

June 4, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

I Built My Girlfriend's iPod
Stranded on a desert island? At least you have your iPodSolar.
"...3) Billie Holiday..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Journey Through the Past
Down the digital rabbit hole of the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1
"...Billie Holiday..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Song Is You: A Novel
What if your dad was on one of Billie Holiday's records?
"...this one did: "Julian Donahue's father was on a Billie Holiday record." The nine pages that follow compose a..."

July 17, 2009 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

More Reissues
" a halt the same year Ross starred as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), this 6-CD..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Big Time, Small Screen
Local filmmaker Ya'Ke's 'The Second Coming' screens on HBO
"...Lady Sings the Blues (Diana Ross' classic portrayal of Billie Holiday). His smile is followed by a reverent pause...."

Feb. 1, 2008 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

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