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Becoming Billie

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By Randy O'Brien robrien@mtsu.edu

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmot/local-wmot-802039.mp3

MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN – Before the legend of Billie Holliday, there was a girl named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holliday, possibly one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Through a sequence of raw and poignant poems, award-winning poet, Carole Boston Weatherford chronicles Eleanora Fagan's metamorphosis into Billie Holliday and the dream she pursued with passion. (from product description)