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Category Archives: Billie Holiday

Elza Soares: “Brazil’s Tina Turner and Celia Cruz; the BBC’s “Singer of the Millenium.”


Described as “an explosive mixture of Tina Turner with Celia Cruz,” by Time Out magazine, the main cultural guide of London, Elza Soares (da Conceição) is today an icon of Brazilian music. … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Although her TV character’s hair was inspired by Beyonce, singer/actress Leilah Moreno’s musical influences are Billie, Aretha and Whitney


by Mariana Wheat Leilah Moreno talks about her career as an actress and singer Leilah Moreno cannot go unnoticed. With a body sculpted by workouts, the mulata with the long, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Although her TV character’s hair was inspired by Beyonce, singer/actress Leilah Moreno’s musical influences are Billie, Aretha and Whitney


by Mariana Wheat Leilah Moreno talks about her career as an actress and singer Leilah Moreno cannot go unnoticed. With a body sculpted by workouts, the mulata with the long, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment