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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.
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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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There is the belief that no one could copy Billie Holiday because-against the impersonators-the great jazz diva's voice had a limited range.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is author of If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday.
The most comprehensive collection of early Billie Holiday sessions is Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday, 1933-1940 (Columbia Legacy).
There are certain attributes of Billie Holiday's art that I'd like to focus on, which composed for me, the body and soul of her work.
In Listening to Billie (1978), a woman's memories of Billie Holiday play against the events of her later life.
Summary: The jazz trumpeter beat Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in BBC and Jazz FM poll
This work investigates the many complex perspectives of the infamous and adored Billie Holiday. With over 40 books written about this 44-year-old singer, many in different languages and even more only portraying one facet of her life, Holiday is still mysterious to all.
Then Nina becomes Billie Holiday, the jazz singer who died more than half a century ago but whose legacy endures.