FALL RIVER SPIRIT: BLUES SINGER DRAWS CREATIVITY FROM PAINFUL PAST

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Janiva Magness points out the obvious difference between her and many blues singers: She’s white. And she’s a woman. “It’s a male-dominated business; I don’t care about that. If someone cares about my skin tone, that’s not my problem,” she told me. “I’ve never taken very well to someone telling me I can’t do something. If I had listened to those naysayers, I’d have been dead years ago.”Read More

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