For seven decades, Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz” delighted audiences with her singing. Ethel Ennis died in her Baltimore home on Sunday at age 86. The Pratt Library has a number of sources where you can hear and learn more about this legendary singer. From an illustrated biography about her life, to the music she was known for, you can learn more Ethel Ennis and her impact on jazz music in America.
The Periodicals Department is sharing in the excitement of the Oscar season by highlighting some of our film periodicals. The Magazine of the Month is Sight & Sound. This monthly magazine is a cinephile’s best friend. Known as “the international film magazine” and published by the British Film Institute (or BFI) since 1932, the publication contains in-depth features, reviews, interviews, columns, previews, and more.
If you want to delve deeper into “the art and politics of film,” check out Cinéaste. Peruse more on the subject with Film Comment and Film Quarterly.
Or for maximum fun, of course we subscribe to Entertainment Weekly.
All these titles are available in both print and digital formats.
Celebrate Black History Month with these reads at the Pratt Library.
Click the cover to reserve your copy today and make sure to visit the Central Library’s African American Department.
The Grammy Awards are coming up February 10. Have you heard music from all the nominees? You can check it all out for free with your Pratt Library card. Just log on to Hoopla Digital.