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Since childhood, writing has always been a therapeutic outlet for Holly Charles. Whether writing music, poetry or prose, the power of language has always intrigued her and served as a way to examine parts of herself and express her innermost thoughts. After a brief career in television production, the graduate of Prairie View A&M University’s English master’s program found her…

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Every so often a new artist seemingly comes from out the blue to capture the hearts and ears of music lovers everywhere. British born FKA Twigs could easily be considered an artist of the above referenced nature. Though having released two EP’s, simply named EP 1 and EP 2, in 2012 and 2013, respectively, it wasn’t…

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There has been a lot of debate, controversy and even acrimony over who will and should portray the larger-than-life legends Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor and Lena Horne in their upcoming biopics. It’s tricky enough trying to get a look-a-like and marry that with someone with skills and believability. That is not an easy thing to…

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Strange Fruit, a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, became the national anthem for African Americans after it was recorded in 1939. This song hauntingly condemns American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Loretta Lee believes so strongly in Holiday and what she represents to African American history that she pays homage to…

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