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Wishing on the Moon: Billie Holiday Book Discussion
Thu, August 20, 2020 8:00 P.M.
Join us on the virtual platform Zoom to discuss Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke. Born in Philadelphia, Holiday was one of the major stylists in jazz history. Her vocal phrasing and ability to improvise along with instrumentalists redefined what a jazz singer could be. She also led a fascinating life that brings out themes that are still relevant today, all dealt with thoughtfully in Clarke's biography: racism in the entertainment industry, sex work, drug addiction, harassment by law enforcement, and more.
Wishing on the Moon is available to be listened to as an e-Audiobook through Hoopla.
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