Articles tagged lena horne

21 Jan 2011 // 8:00 AM

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

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Lena Horne’s defiance of racism made her an impassioned civil rights activist

Her luminous beauty — seen in doe-like eyes set against perfectly chiseled cheekbones — helped make her one of the first black women to triumph in Hollywood.

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Lena Horne and the Power to Believe

Don't rely on Wikipedia or a pat obituary to grasp the impact Lena Horne had on stage, screen, civil rights, and social justice. Go to the best authority on the life of Lena Horne -- the Lady herself.

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10 May 2010 // 4:55 AM

Lena Horne RIP (1917 - 2010) (videos)

Legendary singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne passed away this weekend at 92 after a storied life that greatly enriched American and world culture.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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