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A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.


A day set apart for commemorating an important event.The term is used often in contracts and leases when computing time,as when a certain number of days are allowed for an action, but if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday,it will be the next business day.Leases,in particular,limit delivery of certain services,such as heating and air conditioning,on weekends and holidays. The better practice is for the contract or lease to define the holidays meant by it.In the absence of such a definition, holidays will usually include federal holidays, when federal offices are closed, and may include state holidays when state offices are closed,if different.

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La mitificacion de la vida de Billie Holiday ha producido una veintena de libros de todo tipo, entre los que hay algunos muy documentados y muy legibles, como las biografias de Donald Clarke: Billie Holiday, Wishing on the moon (1994) y Stuart Nicholson: Billie Holiday (1995), escritas practicamente al mismo tiempo, o la magnifica investigacion de Farah Jasmin Griffin: If you can't be free be a mistery: In search of Billie Holiday (2001), que combate la vulgaridad de ciertos mitos alrededor de la gran cantante asi como algunos libros que compilan entrevistas, notas criticas y articulos, como el imprescindible The Billie Holiday Companion.
Nina Kristofferson will be singing the songs and telling the story of Billie Holiday (inset)
That turned into plans for a three-performance run of "Fine and Mellow: The Billie Holiday Songbook," which opens Friday and continues through the weekend.
When Billie Holiday is portrayed as a solitary singer who arose out of nothing, was lonely and unloved even at the height of her fame, and went tragically wrong because of bad men, booze and drugs, we see a familiar kind of victim.
Like the great American writer Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday was already an accomplished artist by the time she was thirty.
The Billie Holiday musical will be produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her" tells the story of Jazz legend Billie Holiday and her favorite canine companion, Mister.
The court case was called the United States of America versus Billie Holiday.
LHASA Lhasa ( Warner) SHE'S already been compared with Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Bjork - so you know that Mexican chanteuse Lhasa de Sela is going to win critical acclaim by the lorryload.
The Liverpudlian actor is playing legendary singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson in the touring show The Billie Holiday Story, which is at The Drum until Saturday.
The story of tragic Billie Holiday is one of the most emotive in the whole of jazz.
Originally built as the Alhambra Theater in 1905, it began as a vaudeville venue, eventually showing movies and opening an upstairs ballroom hosting legendary performers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.