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Tonight's Culture of Protest program pays tribute to Lena Horne who died earlier this week. She was one of the most beautiful women in show business history whose sexy sophistication was unparalleled. She had a wonderful voice and honed a remarkable flexibility and range. We'll feature her performance in her tony award winning Broadway show from the early 80s --when she was in her 60s.
Lena Horne would undoubtedly have been a more fully employed superstar if not for her race (so she could never play a full fledged movie role alongside white actors), and her politics (so she suffered in the blacklist era). Obituaries have alluded to her political convictions but have understated her conscious activism. They have also failed to mention her years of residence here in Santa Barbara. She lived in Montecito starting in the early 70s. (When did she leave--please let me know if you have any knowledge about this).
Tune in if you can...
culture of protest thurs 5/13 6-7 pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org