She took advantage of every opportunity she was given to sing and performed in local amateur shows at movie houses as well as in a number of the storefront churches located throughout black neighborhoods (Greene, pg 9). In 1928, Billie’s mother took her to New York City. It was there where her renditions of famous songs like "Riffin' the Scotch" and "Your Mother's Son-in-Law" established her as a prodigious singer (Billie Holiday, par 2). The biography, “Billie Holiday,” gives accounts her different career accomplishments and collaborations: In 1933, she was spotted performing in Harlem by the critic and producer John Hammond, who brought her to Columbia Records, where she recorded classic sessions with such jazz greats as pianist Teddy Wilson and tenor saxophonist Lester Young, who gave Holiday her nickname, "Lady Day" (Kliment, par
Shaping Influences Ella Fitzgerald had a struggling childhood that impacted her future tremendously. Her mother died when she was fifteen, leaving her with her abusive step father. She then moved in with her aunt in Harlem, which was the hub of jazz music during the decade. Stated from the NPR news cast, Morning Edition, “She spent time with an aunt, then in foster care and a reformatory,” this transition in her life she kept as a secret for the public. Living in these situations taught her to strive for her dream of becoming a singer and dancer.
In 1938 she shaped a prolonged engagement at Cafe Society; the following year she joined Benny Goodman on a radio broadcast; she was regularly operating the massive New York theaters and the famous 52nd Street clubs, including Kelly's Stables and the Onyx Club all in addition to her recording successes. Two songs of the period are noteworthy: the first, "Strange Fruit," with a haunting lyric by Lewis Allan to which Billie contributed the music, is a graphic depiction of a lynching; her record company,
Their parents were Mitchell Winehouse and Janis Winehouse. Amy was of jewish descent. From a young age she was influenced very much by jazz music and her father used to sing Frank Sinatra songs to her when she was young. She also grew up with relatives that were in some way was involved in jazz. When Amy grew up she initially didn't want a career in music but later pursued it.
Ethel Merman who was born in 1908 as (Ethel Agnes Zimmerman) was an american actress and singer from Astoria , New York . Though Ethel was not trained in music many said she could“ belt out a song like no one else ” , many songwriters still sought out Ethel’s music knowing she was untrained such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter who was known as major songwriters of the early 1900’s . Ethel is remembered for her great appearances in many great musicals . She started her career by singing at private parties and nightclubs . She was hired as a torch singer at Les Ambassadeurs and from there she began to gain publicity .
The book begins when she is a new born and is unaware of what the world has to offer. At the age of one her mother takes her and her siblings to South Carolina to live with their grandparents. She remains in South Carolina for several years. During this time the only children she encountered where the three sets of neighbors that lived on the same street as her. The first set neighbors included the boy with the hole in his heart and her grandmother used this individual to teach her that you discuss sensitive topics such as illnesses that others have with them.
Tina Modotti was a photographer, actress and political activist. Her career as a photographer only spanned about 9 years, but yielded some very important works. Tina Modotti was born in 1896. At the age of 16, she moved from her native Italy to the United States with her father. Modotti soon developed an interest in performing arts and appeared in several plays, operas and silent movies while living in San Francisco.
Her quick response may have spared Prince's life that night, six days before he passed on of an unplanned overdose of the opioid painkiller fentanyl. " His eyes altered," just before he fell asleep over a table from her, Ms. Slope, 32, reviewed in a meeting here, representing the first run through about her nearness on the April 15 flight from Atlanta, after Prince's two shows there. One and only other traveler was on the private stream,
On November 11 of every year, we have a day to celebrate our veterans. For many people, it is a day to honor our veterans in addition to thank them for what they done for our country. For me, it feels much more than just honoring them. There are three reasons why Veterans Day means more to me; my Grandpa, family history, and my birthday.
Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in the year 1851. Chopin was greatly influenced by her Franco-American household, as evidenced in her works, which all took place in the very Cajun setting of New Orleans, Louisiana. She began writing stories for magazines in order to support herself and her six children after her husband died in 1883. These stories Her first collection of stories, Bayou Folk, was well-received, and helped her gain national fame as a writer. However, starting with her second collection of stories, A Night in Acadie, Chopin wrote about more controversial topics of the time, such as divorce, and she created more unconventional heroines who defied the morals of that time.
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal.
Student Ashaby Byrd of 8B has been absent from school since March 29, 2015 until the end of the school term. The student was living with her father, Carlos Byrd, since the death of her mother from she was seven years old in Old Harbour Bay. Her father is a fisherman. Three months ago, he ventured to sea but was caught in the wrong vicinity by the police, which resulted in him being jailed to date. Since then, Ashaby had lived with her paternal grandmother from the same community.
Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport, Virginia. She had a troubling childhood as she was growing up. Her parents separated shortly after her birth leaving her with no father. As a way to express herself, she turned to singing. Ella’s fame and success started when she was discovered in an amateur singing contest.
Janet Fay Collins was the Metropolitan Opera's first African-American Prima Ballerina who broke the color barrier, paving the way for African-American dancers to come after her. Janet was born on March 2nd, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of four years old she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. There, she was enrolled into a Catholic Community Center for dance training. Her family did not have money to pay for Janet’s training.
Edith Borroff was born in New York City, on August 2, 1925. Her father and mother both musicians and very popular at that, were Marie Bergerson and Ramon Borroff. Her parents were very accomplished pianist. Her mother graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors and also a Masters. She then went on to receive her Ph.D from Yale University.