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Witness to Genesis

Witness to Genesis

 First to see. Like Billie Holiday and Benny Goodman. 1933. Debut to beat the band. To be there. To be not square there. Ella singing scat with Dizzy in the 40s. Using her voice like a horn, playing with it, like a mad cat running up and down a tree. Running up and down and all over town. Billie wrote a lot of songs. A lot of people don’t know that. Or care. They just want to hear her sing….

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Being in Time

Being in Time

For those of you north of the border, for those of you planning to take a trip to Canada soon, Desi Di Nardo has a poetic treat in store. On Wednesday, May 13th, she will be holding a workshop/reading at 7:00pm. The location is: The McNally Robinson Bookstore Don Mills Road at Lawrence Avenue East 12 Marie Labatte Road Toronto, Ontario M3C 3R6 (416) 384-0084 From the bookstore’s announcement: Desi Di Nardo is an author and poet living in Toronto…

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