Almanac Music – Billie Holiday: Three Songs

Peter Crossing reflects on the legacy of Billie Holiday through three of her greatest songs.

Almanac Music: Eilen Jewell – A New Lady Sings the Blues

Eilen Jewell is a talented musician who is outside the mainstream, celebrated but not widely known, and it’s rewarding to follow such an inspiring artist according to fan Michael Harry.   

Familiar faces in strange places!

Well this is a beaut story – which features a Billie Holliday, a Buddhist nun, Brett Kirk and a council bus. [How interesting – JTH]

Almanac Cinema: Extreme Whiplash

Nominated for Oscars across a range of categories at today’s 87th Academy Awards, Steve Baker has his fingers crossed for his favourite film of 2014 – Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash

Almanac Weekend Reading

Another great weekend of elite-level international sporting events and some great reading to get you in the mood for the contest,