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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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Every exceptional artist I ever met told me their inspiration for playing the right way was Billie Holiday,'' Tony Bennett said.
The trumpeter beat Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, all of whom were featured in the top 10 voted for by listeners of BBC Radio and Jazz FM.
e same Billie Holiday whose life was portrayed by Diana Ross, another legend, in the "lm Lady Sings the Blues.
DEAR Editor, How wonderful to experience a one night only show about Billie Holiday at the Alexander Theatre on May 8.
Then Nina becomes Billie Holiday, the jazz singer who died more than half a century ago but whose legacy endures.
It's a tough thing to pull off when you design an entire show around the oeuvre of a singer as iconic as Billie Holiday, but Siri Vik has given the matter a lot of thought.
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.
Though Billie Holiday: The Life and Artistry of Lady Day is a good introduction, a much better choice for a comprehensive collection is Lady Day-The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (Kultur, D1292; 2003, 1991).
JAZZ: THE Philharmonic Hall is being turned into a jazz club for a one-woman show based on the life of Billie Holiday.
This unflinching characterization of Billie Holiday showcased Corbin, who danced the flirtations and decrepitude (including a regrettably literal drug stupor) with equal commitment.