New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single…

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Charleston Gospel Choir Announce Auditions For New Singers August 20 and 27

The Charleston Gospel Choir is seeking new volunteer members for its 2019-2020 season. The Gospel Choir will hold a voice assessment Tuesday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. each evening at Second Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 342 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston. Volunteers are asked to prepare a solo of their choosing and vocalize in a…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Mary J. Blige

Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American…

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