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R.I.P. Lena Horne

As CNN confirmed, pioneering actress and singer Lena Horne died last night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She was 92. A Brooklyn native, Horne overcame racial discrimination as the first Black actress signed to a major Hollywood studio. She later went on to release 40 albums. Below is her final television performance 12 years ago on The Rosie O’Donnell Show.

Swizz Beatz’ Empire State Tour

[vodpod id=Video.3581052&w=425&h=350&fv=videoGUID%3DC5A532F4-8DAC-4E85-BBEA-CA2013F474EC%26playerid%3D1000%26plyMediaEnabled%3D1%26configURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwsj.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo28%2Fplayers%2F%26autoStart%3Dfalse] Swizzy takes the Wall Street Journal on a walkabout of the Upper Westside and discusses his transition from a DJ to producing and growing up in the South Bronx. South, South Bronx. NR