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Legendary singer-songwriter Billie Holiday and other jazz greats jammed at the Plaza Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia when it was the place for black folks to go.

This article was first published on December 8, 1980 in The Virginian Pilot:

The Plaza Hotel cooked on Monday nigh...

Read an exclusive excerpt about an avant-garde composer, Angelica, from the novel, TURN ON; TUNE OUT:

"Angelica lived with a cousin in Brooklyn for her four years there. Music was everywhere. She took in classical, contemporary and world music at the 92nd Street Y in Ma...

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