From the Vault 392: Lena Horne

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From the Vault 392: Lena Horne
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This week on From the Vault, Pacifica Radio Archives honors the incredible life of the talented and beautiful Lena Horne, who was a powerful voice on Pacifica Radio over the years as she blazed the trail for minority artists of all kinds in music, film, dance, and radio. Lena, a Sound Portrait of a Multifaceted Lady, a candid interview conducted by Gene Dealessi in 1966, is our primary focus in this hour, because it perfectly demonstrates the scope and conviction of this amazing Black artist. We will also play a several short segments of Horne, as she introduces a 1968 broadcast on KPFK and also introduces Miriam Makeba at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

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