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  1. Freeman's announces highlights from the Collector's SaleRead the original story

    Friday Jul 21 | Art Daily

    ... more than 30 Hirschfield works in the sale, including drawings of the cast of 'Friends,' jazz age dancer Josephine Baker, Ringo Starr, Bette Davis, Clint Eastwood, and two self-portraits. Each of the prints comes framed and ready to hang on your ...

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  2. Music for a Modern Age at the SF SymphonyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Civic Center

    ... dancers Kiva Dawson and Erin Moore shaking their asses as stylized versions of Zelda Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker in 1920s Gay Paree. "This looks like entertainment you'd see on a cruise line," my concert companion muttered, and though I have ...

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  3. Google honors entertainer and activist Josephine Baker with doodle...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | WSOCTV

    DECEMBER 19: A wax firgure of burlesque dancer Josephine Baker stands on display at Madame Tussauds on December 19, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. Baker, born in the U.S., achieved fame for her erotic dancing in Berlin in the 1920s.

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  4. Google doodle celebrates Josephine Baker - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | CNET News.com

    That's Google quoting Ernest Hemingway's assessment of Josephine Baker. The African-American performer and activist went from shimmying in a skirt of bananas in the Jazz Age nightclubs of Paris to delivering remarks at the 1963 March on Washington alongside the likes of Martin Luther King.

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  5. Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Jazz Icon Josephine BakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Time

    ... person of African descent to star in a major motion picture. "With her kohl-rimmed eyes and exotic costumes, Josephine Baker pounced onto the global stage in the 1920s, becoming a Jazz Age icon and one of the first internationally recognized ...

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  6. Google Honors Josephine Baker's 111th Birthday With DoodleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Essence Magazine

    Google has a special doodle on their homepage today that honors the 111th birthday of the iconic Josephine Baker. "With her kohl-rimmed eyes and exotic costumes, Josephine Baker pounced onto the global stage in the 1920s, becoming a Jazz Age icon and one of the first internationally recognized African-American entertainers," Google writes of the icon, also recognizing she was a significant voice in the Civil Rights era as well.

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  7. June 3, 1906 - " Josephine Baker bornRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | History Television

    Legendary African American dancer and actress Josephine Baker is born on this day in 1906 in St. Louis. The daughter of a single mother who worked as a domestic laborer, Josephine was singing in nightclubs by the time she was eight.

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  8. Almanac for Saturday, June 3, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | UPI

    Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, in 1808; automaker Ransom Olds in 1864; British King George V in 1865; race car driver Barney Oldfield in 1878; British actor Maurice Evans in 1901; opera tenor Jan Peerce in 1904; jazz dancer/singer Josephine Baker in 1906; actor Paulette Goddard in 1910; actor Ellen Corby in 1911; actor Colleen Dewhurst in 1924; actor Tony Curtis in 1925; country blues singer Jimmy Rogers in 1924; poet Allen Ginsberg in 1926; sax virtuoso Boots Randolph in 1927; TV producer Chuck Barris in 1929; author Marion Zimmer Bradley in 1930; author Larry McMurtry in 1936 ; Cuban President Raul Castro in 1931 ; singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield in 1942; singer Deniece Williams in 1950 ; actor Scott Valentine in 1958 ; journalist/TV anchor Anderson Cooper in 1967 ; comedic author ... (more)

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  9. Google Doodle Honors Jazz Age Icon & Civil Rights Activist Josephine BakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | Refinery 29

    Today's seven-slide Google Doodle depicts the life of Josephine Baker, a woman who has been compared to BeyoncA and Angelina Jolie - both of whom she predates. Featuring Baker continues this year's Google Doodle trend in honoring prominent civil rights activists .

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  10. Love and tears for Mimi: review of Scottish Opera's La BohemeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Sunday Herald

    ... singer Musetta (played by the excellent Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique) is reinvented as a version of Josephine Baker, the iconic entertainer of Paris in the jazz age. Doucet's staging veers between colourful Christmas carnival (complete with ...

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  11. The cast and chorus of La Boheme. Scottish Opera 2017. PHOTO: Sally Jubb..Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Sunday Herald

    ... singer Musetta (played by the excellent Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique) is reinvented as a version of Josephine Baker, the iconic entertainer of Paris in the jazz age. Doucet's staging veers between colourful Christmas carnival (complete with ...

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  12. REVIEW: Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Andy Milne, Hot Bijouxx make...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2017 | The Morning Call

    ... sultry "Caravan." But Parkins also showed she could summon a growl on "St. Louis Blues." And an early-set Josephine Baker medley was a perfect fit. She showed strong scat singing on Baker's "Love is a Dreamer." But also a good fit was a sassy ...

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  13. What to do this weekendRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... reminiscent of that of the 1950s. With tunes from groups such as The Andrew Sisters, Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker, the Bourbon Sweethearts are bound to make the audience shake to some classic moves. Saturday, May 6, 12am at the Bebop Club ...

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  14. Global graphic design comes to Swann GalleriesRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Art Daily

    ... Tumulte Noir, 1927, a tribute to Jazz-Age Paris and the craze for the Charleston, introduced by the actress Josephine Baker (who was also Colin's lover). Two of the 42 original pochoir lithographs specifically depict Baker: one in a grass skirt, and ...

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  15. Joan Minor bringing her up-close-and-personal jazz to Redwood CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    ... the U.S. caused a lot of people to stay here. One of the huge stars here that everyone still talks about is Josephine Baker. And she basically made this her home, because of so much racism going on in St. Louis. There still seems to be a welcoming ...

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  16. A rewarding life 'Married to Art' showcased in Espi Frazier retrospectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | The Baltimore Sun

    ... created using a relief carving process she devised, as well as in drawings saluting incandescent entertainer Josephine Baker. "My life has been pretty much married to art," says Frazier, 65, who hails from Chicago's South Side. "I started when I was ...

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  17. UPTOWN to Bring 1920s Harlem to St. Louis at COCA This SpringRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... moments in music, literature, the visual arts and dance. Legends like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Josephine Baker and their contemporaries come alive to the music of Fats Waller, Nat "King" Cole and more. The COCA artistic team has added a ...

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  18. The Skivvies, Alice Ripley, Great Comet Cast and More Slated for Spring at The Green Room 42Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... the last (illegal) performance art-cabaret in the galaxy, a mystical mansion inhabited by Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker, Toulouse Lautrec, Jean Michel Basquiat & Quintin Crisp, a.k.a. The Playhouse Gang. Join Paul as he ventures across the universe ...

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  19. 5-Year-Old Girl Becomes Her Idols for Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | She Knows

    ... Maya Angelou, pilot Bessie Coleman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, politician Shirley Chisholm, singer Josephine Baker, and Ruby Bridges - one of the first African-American children to attend an all-white school - are just a few of the talented, ...

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  20. Lola, 5, poses as Maya Angelou is iconic photo for Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... Lola mimics the mug shot of Rosa Parks. She pulls off politician Shirley Chisholm, felt pretty as singer Josephine Baker, now wants to write poetry like Maya Angelou, and didn't want to remove the aviator hat she used to mirror a photograph of ...

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