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  1. 'Mighty Real...' Creators to Appear on TV One's Unsung, 7/1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... eventually produced solo shows heavily influenced by female blues and jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker . Sylvester left the Cockettes to focus on his solo career, and by 1978, his acclaimed album Step II spawned the disco ...

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  2. 'Mighty Real' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... eventually produced solo shows heavily influenced by female blues and jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker . Sylvester left the Cockettes to focus on his solo career, and by 1978, his acclaimed album Step II spawned the disco ...

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  3. Almanac for Wednesday, June 3, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | 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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  4. The former French first lady Carla Bruni's dalliance with a Paris ComboRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | The Age

    ... rich jazz tradition that stretches back to the 1920s when it attracted African-American musicians such as Josephine Baker, who found a freedom from the racial discrimination of the United States and were feted as stars. "The thing is Paris is a very ...

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  5. Here and Now performance festival a mixed bagRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    ... figures whose African origins made them into exotic displays for white Western audiences: cabaret artist Josephine Baker, the exoticized darling of jazz age Paris; Sarah Baartman, an African woman exhibited as the "Hottentot Venus" in early 19th ...

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  6. At the Atheneum: Books About BooksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Inquirer & Mirror

    ... "Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf," "Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages," "Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time," and "The Year of Reading Proust; A Memoir in Real Time" For up-to-the-minute information on Nantucket's breaking ...

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  7. Driving toward the future: Dream Cars at the IMARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Nuvo.net

    ... was created by French aeronautical engineer Gabriel Voisin whose cars were owned by Rudolph Valentino and Josephine Baker among others. "After the crash of 1929 he basically has to rebuild," High Museum Curator Sarah Schleuning explained during a ...

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  8. Speakeasy Dollhouse Transforms Times Square's Liberty Theater...Read the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... created the American Dream. In addition to Thomas, Pickford and Ziegfeld, 1920s stars such as Fanny Brice , Josephine Baker , Eddie Cantor , Billie Burke , Will Rogers , Marilyn Miller , Mary Eaton , Dorothy Mackaill , Alberto Vargas, Mr. Gallagher, ...

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  9. Mighty Real: a Fabulous Sylvester Musical Coming to Washington, D.C.Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... eventually produced solo shows heavily influenced by female blues and jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker . Sylvester left the Cockettes to focus on his solo career, and by 1978, his acclaimed album Step II spawned the disco ...

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  10. Art-ivism: Racial JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Washington Square News

    ... and supporters of the NAACP. The show was also a big break for many monumental black performers, such as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and Adelaide Hall. The upcoming musical, "Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All ...

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  11. Bustout Burlesque at 10 years: Rick Delaup, creator and producerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... act that she does. She's always planning other things. With Perle Noire (2006-2009), we put together her Josephine Baker act, and it was a real high-energy act, and it went over really well with the audience. It was crazy. When she would do that act ...

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  12. Parisians put their accent on jazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Philly.com

    ... off a dance-hall craze. In the 1920s, black artists migrated to Paris, gathering in Montmartre. Dancer Josephine Baker dazzled clubgoers in Pigalle; Langston Hughes worked as a busboy nearby. The soundtrack was jazz. It was around World War II, ...

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  13. "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical' debuts in Philly Easter WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... eventually produced solo shows heavily influenced by female blues and jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker. Sylvester left the Cockettes to focus on his solo career, and by 1978, his acclaimed album "Step II" spawned the disco ...

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  14. Exit Hugh Jackman, Enter Josephine Baker: Cush Jumbo's Changing TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Deadline

    One of the many things I never knew until I saw Cush Jumbo 's show Josephine And I is that Josephine Baker sang Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A Changin'" at Carnegie Hall in a triumphant 1973 concert. She didn't shed her clothes, shake a banana skirt or summon African spirits.

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  15. The dark art of cabaret is staged as an emotional ambush in Paris 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Independent Weekly

    ... of the fourth wall. Germain Choffart amuses as a half-man/half-woman called Claude/Claudette on the Josephine Baker tribute to duality, "J'ai Deux Amours (I Have Two Loves)," before interrogating audience members with a series of tongue-twisters en ...

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  16. Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/5Read the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... a modern day story of an ambitious young woman with the fascinating life of the peerless, fearless Josephine Baker - first African-American performer to rise to international prominence, a French Resistance spy and civil rights activist, and muse to ...

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  17. Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-4/5Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Following a critically acclaimed run at London's Bush Theatre , Olivier nominated actress and writer CUSH JUMBO brings her "tour de force" one-woman show JOSEPHINE AND I to the Public Theater. Of the current production, The New York Times said, " Cush Jumbo is transfixing!" Featuring swinging jazz and ragtime rhythms, this theatrical event, directed by Tony nominee PHYLLIDA LLOYD , interweaves a modern day story of an ambitious young woman with the fascinating life of the peerless, fearless Josephine Baker - first African-American performer to rise to international prominence, a French Resistance spy and civil rights activist, and muse to Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway .

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  18. ShowgirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | New Yorker

    The Public Theatre is currently hosting two inspired, cogent artists from different cultures, whose distance from each other is bridged by Josephine Baker's butt. Upstairs, near the administrative offices, Suzan-Lori Parks, the theatre's playwright-in-residence , works on her language-thick and myth-heavy vision of America, while downstairs, at Joe's Pub, the British actress and writer Cush Jumbo performs her passionate and essayistic version of the life and times of the legendary star, in an intermission-less monologue titled, appropriately enough, "Josephine and I" .

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  19. Life to mimics art during lively Claude Howell tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Lumina News

    ... Orlando-based songstress who will set the bluesy-jazz mood with renditions of songs made famous by Josephine Baker. Other muses will conjure chanteuses Eartha Kitt and Bessie Smith. Following a brief intermission, the ensemble will return to the ...

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  20. Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Breaker, Chinese Music &...Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Following a critically acclaimed run at London's Bush Theatre , Olivier nominated actress and writer CUSH JUMBO brings her "tour de force" one-woman show JOSEPHINE AND I to the Public Theater. Of the current production, The New York Times said, " Cush Jumbo is transfixing!" Featuring swinging jazz and ragtime rhythms, this theatrical event, directed by Tony nominee PHYLLIDA LLOYD , interweaves a modern day story of an ambitious young woman with the fascinating life of the peerless, fearless Josephine Baker - first African-American performer to rise to international prominence, a French Resistance spy and civil rights activist, and muse to Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway .

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