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Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

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First things first. For all but the most committed of fans, knowledge of what transpired, how it transpired and when it transpired at the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair has, despite a variety of initial, 25th and 40th Anniversary audio and video releases, been severely limited. As engaging, entertaining and well-constructed as these various ...

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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society and an Early Cry for Civil Rights

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Strange Fruit
David Margolick
Running Press
144pp. Photos
0195100832

This is a book about a song. The song is “Strange Fruit," with a haunting melody and an earth shattering lyric about the abhorrent and horribly common Southern lynchings of African Americans which stand as an ugly symbol of ...