Daily Archive: February 9, 2021

Andra Day on Playing Billie Holiday in ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

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When Andra Day was initially approached about auditioning for the title role in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, director Lee Daniels’s new film about the revolutionary jazz singer, she balked. “First of all, (a) I’m not an actress, and (b) just no,” says the 35-year-old singer and songwriter, who credits Holiday, nicknamed “Lady Day” by jazz saxophonist Lester Young, with influencing her own musical style. For a first-ever acting gig, playing a figure of that magnitude felt daunting. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to remake Lady Sings the Blues,’ ” Day says, referring to the 1972 Holiday

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Classy Art Partners with Million Meal Movement to Fight Hunger

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Houston, TX Feb 5, 2021- Premier wholesale wall art and décor supplier Classy Art, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with the Indianapolis-based Million Meal Movement in their effort to provide nutritious meal packages to food pantries. Gabriel Cohen, CEO and President of Classy Art, said he was inspired around the holidays last year to come up with a way for his company to give back and make a tangible difference in 2021 and beyond.

Knowing that food poverty is an ongoing concern,

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Local company leads charge to supply B.C. film industry with clean energy generators

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Each filming day uses an average of two to three diesel generators, with each generator using an average of 296 litres of diesel a day.

Sim International estimates that after 14 days on one unnamed set, the production company saved 9,976.4 Kg of CO2 using the battery-powered generator.

Production crews can plug in to studio house power, the city’s power grid, or use EV car chargers, said Ramsay.

“Because it is not making emissions or noise you can park it right beside an actor or put it in a sensitive location, like a neighbourhood, and run almost

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Germany says it has handed over 14 works from Nazi looted Gurlitt art trove

German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule.

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:04 PM IST

German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule, the government said Wednesday.

“Piano Playing,” a drawing by Carl Spitzweg, was handed over to Christie’s auction house on Tuesday at the request of the heirs of its rightful

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