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Billie Holiday Centennial show at Davenport's

<a href="http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-davenports-piano-bar-and-cabaret-venue" target="_">Davenport's Piano Bar</a> hosted a major concert tribute to singer Billie Holiday April 7 to mark the celebration of her would-be 100th birthday. "Ladies Sing the Blues: A Billie Holiday Centennial Birthday Celebration" convened a range of jazz, blues and cabaret singers at Davenport's, where the sheer breadth of Holiday's influence could not be missed. The best of these vocalists didn't imitate Holiday, who of course remains inimitable, yet they drew inspiration from her model: Each wrung insights from every syllable, just as Holiday taught everyone to do. 

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