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BILLIE HOLIDAY IN OUR TOWN

Jazz singer/composer Billie Holiday will converge on our town Feb.16-March 4 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand. Starring Alexis J. Roston as the late artist from her previous turns as the Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award-winner and recently reprising the role to great acclaim at the Milwaukee Rep. Tix: 314-534-1111 or at the Fox.

HISTORIC FEB. 13: 1861, Abraham Lincoln was declared president; 1866, Jesse James held up his first bank in Liberty, MO; 1905, -40 degrees (C) in Warsaw, MO., state record; 1935, Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh infant; 1937, Comic strip Prince Valiant first appeared; 1959, The Barbie Doll was introduced; 1972, “Grease” opened on Broadway; 1974, Pitcher James “Cool Papa” Bell entered baseball’s Hall of Fame. He lived in our town and joined the Negro National League, played for the St. Louis Stars.

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