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The Story Behind Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Billie Holiday

The mesmerizing performance from Academy Award-nominated actress and singer Andra Day in “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” has revived interest in the hauntingly beautiful and controversial song “Strange Fruit,” which Holiday first popularized in the late 1930s. The film details the numerous ways in ...

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7 lessons on creativity from dance legend Twyla Tharp

7 lessons on creativity from dance legend Twyla Tharp

Throughout her career, the dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp has blazed a singular path that has shaped and reimagined the modern American dance scene as we know it today. Tharp seemingly draws from an endless well of creativity, often bringing together disparate elements from various ...

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5 interesting facts about Jean-Michel Basquiat

5 interesting facts about Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat remains one the most enigmatic and beloved figures of the ’70s and ’80s. Basquiat, who was of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, died of an accidental drug overdose in 1988 at just 27 years old, but not before creating a ...

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