WHAT DO WE WANT?
PROFESSIONALLY FILMED STAGE MUSICALS!!
WHERE DO WE WANT IT?
I Lunghi Giorni, Alessandro Tofanelli. Italian, born in 1959.
- Oil on Canvas -
Eartha Kitt. Photographed by Gordon Parks. (1952)
Seriously guys, please spread the word about this petition.
SIGN THIS because:
• cops think that Mike Brown’s life was worth less than the $3 candy bar he supposedly stole
• one white person can cry about a cop killing their dog and get a law passed requiring officers to undergo additional training to handle dogs
• but every 28 hours a black person is killed by police
• and yet at least one million dissenting voices will be required to be heard by the US government
75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
Today’s Gender of the day is: A Lush, Artistically Organized Flower Garden
Lauren Bacall - But Alive from Applause
Message for the day
artwork by Sarah Strang