Women’s History Month: Detroit’s own legendary jazz singer Kimmie Horne
Kimmie Horne is a Detroit jazz singer now known around the world. We caught up with her for Women’s History Month -- watch the interview above. AdThe Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is now gearing up for its fifth year. More information: Kimmie Horne Jazz FestivalHorne will also be performing at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe on March 31st through April 3rd with a special Women’s History Month show. More: Women’s History Month stories
New award to honor arts and activism named after Lena Horne
The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Lena Horne. The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact will recognize those who "promote awareness and create social change." Lumet Buckley says her Tony- and Grammy-winning mother didn't chase fame. "It was about advocating for equality and justice and I am so proud that her legacy will continue through the Lena Horne Prize." Prize was created by Michael Matuza, Jeb Gutelius and The Town Hall.
Journalist Gwen Ifill to be memorialized with USPS Forever stamp
The United States Postal Service has unveiled several new Forever stamps that will be issued in 2020. Ifill's stamp will be a part of USPS' Black Heritage series. A 2008 photo of Ifill taken by photographer Robert Severi is now set to appear on a Forever stamp. Gwen Ifill, who passed away in 2016 after batting cancer, will receive a stamp as part of USPS's Black Heritage series. While the USPS unveiled these and other stamp designs Tuesday, they did warn that the 2020 stamps "are preliminary and subject to change."cbsnews.com