Tag Archives: Ella Fitzgerald

KEXP’s International Women’s Day Video Roundup

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women because visibility and awareness help drive positive change for women.” To celebrate, today, KEXP is only playing music by women, with a packed schedule of special on-air guests and exclusive mixes. We’re also spotlighting some iconicRead more…

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Hail to the Chief: KEXP’s Presidents Day Video Roundup

It’s Presidents’ Day, a day originally designated to honor the birthday of George Washington (born on February 22, 1732), but then in the ’50s, a committee lobbied to make the day for all presidents, and in 1971, they shifted the day to the third Monday of February. All you really need to know is, parkingRead more…

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Video Roundup: La Fête Nationale 2015

Canada had their day. Of course, America did. And now France celebrates their independence on Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale” as they call it. It was on this day in 1789 that the Parisian prison The Bastille was stormed, culminating in the French Revolution. France, and Paris in particular, has long served as anRead more…

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America

The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America Directed by Jeff Kaufman (USA, 2012, 88 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit In Baltimore, about a century ago, little Chick Webb busted out running to see his beloved grandmother and fell downRead more…

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KEXP Documentaries: “Sirens of Jazz” – Ella Fitzgerald

Greetings KEXP friends, Michele Myers here, producer of KEXP Documentaries.  Every week we bring you a musical subject in the time it takes to play just one song, and this week we started a brand new series, Sirens of Jazz. With profiles on female vocalists from the past and present.  Jazz soloists were the firstRead more…

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