Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Lena Horne and Billy Strayhorn just missed meeting in Pittsburgh. If Lena had befriended Billy’s piano teacher Charlotte Catlin earlier, or Billy had stayed longer, they surely would have encountered one another there. Show More Summary
“Who doesn’t want young women of color to thrive?”
I’m pretty much at the point where I buy stamps once a year — and that’s in February, just in time for the Black Heritage stamps. I buy a whole sheet and I let go of them slowly. I’ve had (and maybe still have a couple) Maya Angelou, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Sarah Vaughn… the... read all The post I Need The New Lena Horne Forever Stamp! appeared first on Afrobella.
On Christmas Eve, some Jazzy Christmas music.First up is a couple of Louis Armstrong gems. Initially it is Christmas in New Orleans. Next the classic Winter Wonderland. Now Duke Ellington with Lena Horne singing A Christmas Surprise....Show More Summary
Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge had parallel careers as African-American pop singers, dancers and Hollywood actors. While Horne in the mid-1950s abandoned Hollywood for nightclubs, Dandridge was nominated for an Oscar for her 1954 role in Carmen Jones. But two...
Born on this day in 1917 singer and actress Lena Horne.
How many of the following once-famous people could you identify in a line-up? Try this on your children.] Lloyd Nolan Veronica Lake Wallace Beery Strother Martin Lena Horne Warren Oates Marjorie Main Scatman Crothers Sam Jaffe LloydShow More Summary
There are plenty of jazz albums in the rock era that, on paper, never should have worked but did and still do, exceptionally well. Joe Pass's The Stones Jazz (1966) is one. Paul Desmond's Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) is... Related Stories John Williams: Rainbows
A glamorous old Hollywood beauty, a fierce activist and an overwhelming talent, Lena Horne ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to what makes a gay icon. Born Lena Mary Calhoun Horne in Brooklyn, New York, the singer-actress broke barriers throughout t… Read The post Lena Horne Broke Barriers In Style – Gay Iconography appeared first on Towleroad.
West London singer-songwriter ALA.NI creates provocative songs with a retro, jazzy flavor reminiscent of Lena Horne. She recently completed the season cycle with her Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Winter and the songs range in mood and aesthetic from the dead, somber cold of winter to the bouncy ebullience of summer. On her upcoming album, You […]
When Lena Horne performed at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh in 1944, Charles “Teenie” Harris was backstage to take her portrait. Horne, surrounded by bouquets of flowers, appears relaxed, almost as if the photograph were taken inShow More Summary
February 1 marks the first day of Black History Month, when black culture gets a celebratory spotlight for 28 days... unless you’re like me and celebrate black brilliance every day. At the New York Times, a collection of previously unpublished shots of black stars, and their stories, are up for viewing. Read more...
Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Lena Horne left big, sparkly shoes to fill, but the cast of NBC’s The Wiz did not disappoint Thursday night. It was a show, but it was also a celebration. The songs were fun, moving, and, at times, a combination of both. Twitter was ablaze with... More »
Lena Horne Turns 90 from National Public Radio Site Search Tags: nonagenarian, NPR
“Over the course of her long life, Lena Horne became a star of film, music, television, and stage, as well as a formidable force for civil rights. … Yet there was a brief period in the early 1950s when Horne’s career seemed to be over. … She continued to perform at nightclubs, but nobody in […]
At the height of her career, the beautiful young performer accidentally stumbled into a power struggle between Hollywood communists and McCarthyites.
Although Jeanine Tesori's grandfather was a composer, she didn't realize writing music could be a career for women until she saw Linda Twine conduct "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" in 1981.
Peggy Lee and Lena Horne lived long enough to star in their own bio-musicals; Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, and Dinah Washington became theatrical subjects only after their deaths. Either way, the resulting shows — some marvelous, some awful — were mostly tarted-up cabaret acts of the then-I-sang-then-I-screwed variety, with an... More »
Actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield pays tribute to the legendary Lena Horne in the short film A Lady Must Live: A Lena Horne Tribute. The film is produced by CodeBlack Films in collaboration with Ebony.com.
1. LENA HORNE DATED ORSON WELLES. You Must Remember This, Episode 33 Host Karina Longworth continues her “Star Wars” series with another story of a celebrity who worked throughout the World War II era: Lena Horne. Through fascinating...Show More Summary