Jazz Singer, Abbey Lincoln Passes Away at 80

Gifted jazz singer, Abbey Lincoln, died on Saturday in New York City, reports the New York Times. Lincoln's death was announced by her brother David Wooldrige. The Michigan native is known for her singing, but also remembered for her bold outspoken stance on civil rights. Her songs were often laced with emotional revelations to deep philosophical reflections. She looked to a lot of the great Jazz artists for inspiration, such as, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington...


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