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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Peter Erickson This article traces the poetic and artistic evocations of Billie Holiday’s performance of “Strange Fruit” through cross-media strands linking Michael S. Harper, Rita Dove, and Glenn Ligon. Taken together, the work of these three black artists forms a network of memorials that act...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 106–115.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to the Poet Léon Gontran Damas. In 1976, he began work on a public sculpture titled Homage to Billie Holiday and the Young Ones of Soweto, which he completed in 1977 and installed at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. This earlier Homage was informed by Edwards s recent travels to West Africa...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 48–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... blamed Grade, and arranged before him are fifteen vintage on the black soldiers of the Third Battalion, Twenty- radios that emit a sound track of Billie Holiday fourth Infantry, stationed outside Houston to guard singing “I Cover the Waterfront.” A soulful song...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 88–89.
Published: 01 November 2001
... but a former painter and a staff pho• magnetic Billie Holiday at tographer at The Miami Herald. Carnegie Hall. The "Country" sec...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 42–47.
Published: 01 November 2010
... became intrigued a scaffold, flanked by musicians and framed by foli- by dung as a substance; within his work, its very age. It evokes the song “Strange Fruit,” famously hard presence is also the mark of an absence. sung by Billie Holiday, with its references to black As if tired...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 16–29.
Published: 01 May 2009
... individualism has landed him outside On from Marvin Gaye; LawdyMama from Nina Simone; Miss of the mainstream, but his bold and empowering Brown to You from Billie Holiday; Down Home Taste from portrayal of those who have...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Newsreel, and Independent Television Service. (2002). Strange Fruit. San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel. This documentary takes a historical look into the antilynching song "Strange Fruit," first made famous by Billie Holiday. Abel Meeropol's (he used the pseudonym Lewis...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2014
...- served as an interpreter between the two cultures, scale (twenty-four-by-twenty-inch) Polaroid prints an important role that sadly did not ensure a explores the expressive culture of famous perform- secure or prosperous life for her, as she died des- ers such as Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 96–113.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- To appreciate the presence of death in the mid- 1980s mances. They join the harrowing late photographs images, one begins with the insistence on fashion of Billie Holiday, the skeleton and the gardenia, as in the earlier shots. Miles wants his stu on dis- moments of the necessary portraiture of evening...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... responded: distinct to the realm of sexual and sexualized labor, and it is available to those whose sexuality has been Like I was a superstar. Like I was Whitney Houston, marked specifically as illicit, including people of Josephine Baker, or Billie Holiday, or one of these color, queer folk...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 68–81.
Published: 01 June 2017
... stacked the of music also resonate throughout All the World’s records, while the other walls featured collages and Futures. Among numerous participating artists sepia paintings of Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, with a keen understanding of the power of music and Billie Holiday. As part...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 110–114.
Published: 01 May 2007
... that has shared experience that crosses social, economic, given a bizarre twist to the forbidden fruit story and racial lines through television, radio, movies, and linked it to "Strange Fruit," the famed Billie magazines, and video. Blacks and whites have Holiday song about lynching. Alice...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 44–59.
Published: 01 May 2006
... on the wall while the song Their own need to brag about a murder/robbery in itself is quietly played on a soundtrack sung alter• Montgomery, Alabama, led to the fingerprint that nately by Billie Holiday and in a contemporary ver• identified John Lee Malvo. The surviving shooting sion...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 60–71.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Flags are everywhere, not only in and verbally expressed my satisfaction and approval their cloth version flying from poles and windows when Hugh Grant told Billy Bob Thornton to take but in paper or plastic stuck on anything that can be his obnoxious self, his national arrogance...