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Billie Holiday  // Posts tagged as "Billie Holiday"

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

Run, Don’t Walk to See ‘Leaving the Blues’

LEAVING THE BLUES: A play with Music about Blues legend Alberta Hunter People in the Bay area and around the country know that incredible theater productions are oozing out of every corner of San Francisco. I love the theater and when I hear about a production I often hesitate. Parking is a bitch and getting […]

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19 Aug Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Dinah, Dinah, Dinah!

Dinah, Dinah, Dinah!

Thank you to Pirl Harbour for the comment on my blog about Amy Jade Winehouse   (I like to use her full name to separate the artist and person from the object that we and the media made of her).  In the piece I said I was comparing her to Sarah Vaughn.  My MISTAKE. I really […]

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Back to Black

Back to Black

I had hoped that Amy Jade Winehouse would be one of those who made it out of the frightening forest of addiction and emotional instability.  It’s not unusual for the indiscretions of artists and performers to be tracked and publicized…it goes with the territory.  But I was often surprised at how people revealed their own […]

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18 Mar Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Boston Bound

Boston Bound

Boston Bound

I visited Boston this weekend to see some old friends.  There was a brief moment when I hoped for snow, just for old times sake, but realized I really needed to be back at work on Monday and even if we got snowed in the past was totally gone. We drove though my old neighborhood, […]

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