Billie Holiday

Rebecca Ferguson Says She’ll Only Perform at Trump’s Inauguration If She Can Sing “Strange Fruit”

British singer-songwriter and former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has apparently received an offer from Donald Trump's inaugural committee to perform during the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2017

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Toro y Moi Turns Billie Holiday’s ‘My Man’ Into a New Age Glitch-Hop Hit

Every so often, Verve Records likes to give contemporary producers the keys to the castle, letting the mix-masters of the day imbue the jazz and…
Chris Martins / June 14, 2013