#billie-holiday

George Wein obituary
In the early 1950s the resort of Newport, Rhode Island, was notable principally for the vast palaces erected along its Atlantic shoreline by the barons of American banking, business and industry, where the loudest noises were the creaking of yacht timbers and the tinkling of ice in pre-dinner cocktails.
Aretha Franklin Biopic Pays Proper 'Respect' To The Queen Of Soul
Aretha Franklin was heavily involved in the development of Respect up until her death in 2018, and she reportedly handpicked Jennifer Hudson to star in it.
Iconic Jewish Deli Greenblatt's Closes Permanently in West Hollywood
Greenblatt's Deli and Fine Wines will be closing permanently today after 95 years of business in West Hollywood.
Fred Dellar obituary
Within popular music, the writer and journalist Fred Dellar, who has died aged 89, was regarded as the king of trivia; for 40 years he wrote fact-filled columns for New Musical Express and Mojo, as well as authoring several books.