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Congrats to NBC's Tamron Hall!

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Congrats to NBC's Tamron Hall! After filling in now and then, she's officially been hired to co-host the third hour of Today. Hall, who listens to Bun B to get hyped up for work and names Lena Horne as her inspiration, is the first black woman to have one of the anchor seats on the Today show; she will continue to host MSNBC's NewsNation. Show More Summary

TT: Merry Christmas to Duke!

8 months agoArts : About Last Night

James Gavin, the biographer of Chet Baker and Lena Horne, reviewed my new Duke Ellington biography in this coming Sunday's...

Time Might Not Heal All Wounds

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” ~ Lena Horne Think of a painful injury such as a wound — one that’s fresh and open, bleeding. You attempt to secure a bandage and some protection. You move onward. As time goes by, the wound starts to heal, but […]

The Black Film Center & Archives | Bloomington, IN

Vintage Film Poster, The Bronze Venus starring Lena Horne The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University Bloomington was established in 1981 as a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans, which has since been updated to include Africa and its Diaspora. Show More Summary

The Women of the March

From Lena Horne to Prince Lee, we look at the women who helped make the March on Washington a success. Read full article...

SNCC Veteran Joyce Ladner Discusses Media Coverage of the 'March on Washington'

SmithsonianMag The SNCC activist's meeting with Lena Horne turned into a nationally televised interview with Nancy Dickerson

Summertime

University of Nottingham: An explanation of mirages. Phoenix is not on the list: The top 10 hottest places on earth. 1937: The French Riviera. Lena Horne: "Summertime."

Lena Horne Dies ... in 2010

Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee reported that legendary actress/singer Lena Horne died at the age of 92, citing an obituary in The New York Times. The only problem? She died on May 9... 2010. It's unclear how the Bee blew this, but Lena...Show More Summary

Lena Horne, Legendary Entertainer, Dies At 92 … Again

Lena Horne, legendary American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer, has died at the age of 92. At least, that’s what the New York Times and the Sacramento Bee would have you believe. So is it true? Yes and no. Horne died in 2010, but Twitter users are still apparently mourning her death today after a report hit [...]Show More Summary

Twitter Mourns the Loss of Lena Horne -- Again

Three years after her death, citizens of Twitter are apparently still mourning the loss of legendary singer and actress Lena Horne. Horne began her career as a dancer at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem. From there, she would become a famous actress, singer and nightclub performer. Show More Summary

Lena Horne Dies At Age 92

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Activist, actress, and singer Lena Horne has died at the age of 92. Her death, at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley. She lived in Manhattan. In a message of condolence, President Obama said Ms. Show More Summary

Achievement Anxiety

Heather Horn ponders the sentiment among millennials who see Lena Dunham achieving the kind of early fame her character on Girls can only dream about: The feeling of having hoped you'd be further along by age x is pretty common,...

Hollyweird: Alicia Keys Says She Feels She Was “Born To Play Lena Horne” In Biopic

Move over Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks! Alicia Keys is hoping that the next time an iconic black period piece is made it will be her in the starring role as Lena Horne. Via Eurweb reports: Rumblings

Hornes Aplenty

Last night, Mona mentioned our latest podcast — which ends with “Stormy Weather,” sung by Lena Horne. As I listened to her — Lena, I mean, not Mona, though I enjoy listening to them both! — I had a memory. Four years ago, I had a long sit-down with Marilyn Horne (the great mezzo-soprano). Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Lena Horne -- Stormy Weather, 1943 It's the eve of the Republican National Convention. Well, sort of. For a party who claims that they are the best suited to run the country, they've been remarkably dunder-headed about simply running their own damn nominating convention. Show More Summary

Science fiction writer Harry Harrison dies at 87

American science fiction legend Harry Harrison has died at 87. I remember him for the Stainless Steel Rat books but Harrison was a prolific author and worked across several genres – his first book was a biography of singer Lena Horne. The Guardian carries an obituary of man who was a great friend of Brian [...]

15 Music Biopics We Can't Wait to See

From Tupac to Lena Horne, these beloved pop stars should get the big-screen treatment. Read full article...

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