(June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010), broke new ground for black performers when she signed a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer. Ms. Horne first achieved fame in the 1940s, became a nightclub and recording star in the 1950s and made a triumphant return to the spotlight with a one-woman Broadway show in 1981.
Lena was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.
People’s Army of Congo-Brazzaville
The Concordia Choir -
The Concordia Choir, René Clausen Conductor, singing Beautiful Savior. The choir’s full and warm sound is truly beautiful.
“If only every person in the world could be touched, really touched, by music…in whatever shape or form it comes to them….if every person would let it come to them, like we should let love come to us…Then, the world would still be the same, but, if only for a moment, it would stop turning…because when one is touched by music, one holds a moment but at the break of dawn, the smallest light of sunset, the last breath of life…And all is changed forever. That is the reason for Music, and why we must live for it.” -Lauren Stocker
You sent for me to talk to you of art; and I have obeyed you in coming. But the main thing I have to tell you is,—that art must not be talked about. — John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies (via proustitute)
If i may be blunt, I am a woman of my own opinions and decisions. And I own them. do you own yours?
And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend. — Jane Hirshfield, from “For What Binds Us” (via proustitute)
Let them sift through the ashes
with their burned hands. Let them
tell us what will come after. — Shirley Kaufman, from “Looking for Prophets” (via proustitute)
See, they return; ah, see the tentative
Movements, and the slow feet,
The trouble in the pace and the uncertain
See, they return, one, and by one,
With fear, as half-awakened;
As if the snow should hesitate
And murmur in the wind,
and half turn back… — Ezra Pound, from “The Return” (via proustitute)