Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vise Library celebrates Black History Month: Art and Entertainment Stars

Today's Black History Month information is about stars in the art and entertainment world.

Jimi Hendrix: He was a guitar player, singer, songwriter who rose to fame in the 1960s. Audiences were captivated by his innovative electric guitar playing.

  • Jimi Hendrix in the Vise Library: Checkout the book Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story located at 787.871 Hen

Billie Holiday
She was discovered at the age of 18 in a jazz club.  She became one of the best known Jazz singers and sang with the likes of Louis Armstrong.  Billie Holiday was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.  Her biography Lady Sings the Blues was made into a movie starring Dianna Ross.

  • Billie Holliday in the Vise Library: Checkout the book Becoming Billie Holiday located at JUV Wea

Sidney Poitier
Sidney was the first African American actor with an Academy Award for his role in Lillies in the Field.  He has won other numerous awards including a Grammy for the audio version of his book Measure of a Man.  He is currently an Ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan.

  • Sidney Poitier in the Vise Library:  Checkout the book The Measure of a Man located at 791.43 P75m

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