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We remember Eva Cassidy

Eva

We remember Eva Cassidy (2 February 1963 – 2 November 1996). She died 21 years ago. ‘Songbirds keep singing’

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Mistaken identity

Jerney Kate

Pawel Kaminski is an artist who transforms images of famous stars like Leonard Cohen, John Lennon and James Brown into works of art. He decided to add a picture of Eva Cassidy and he must have checked our website. The photograph he found was not Eva Cassidy, though, but Dutch …

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2-2-2015: Fan Club Evening in Hilversum!

2-2-2015: Fan Club Evening in Hilversum! Eva Cassidy’s music will come alive during an impressive show of Jerney Kate and her band during this start evening. Their repertoire is as varied as Eva Cassidy’s was: from refined folk songs like ‘Autumn Leaves’ to the solid Rhythm and blues of ‘Take …

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Bette Midler: Get your Eva Cassidy record now.

Bette Midler

Singer and actress Bette Midler wrote on her FB-page: “The Autumn leaves, drift by my window, The Autumn leaves of red and gold” Get out your old Eva Cassidy record now! 

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E.L.James likes Behind the Rainbow

E.L.James, the successful author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is a huge Eva Cassidy fan. It was a surprise though, that she wrote on her popular Twitter account: ‘You should read Behind the Rainbow, the tragic life of Eva Cassidy (Omnibus Press).’ Thank you Ms James!

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Amanda Seyfried (Lovelace, Mamma Mia!) would like to play Eva Cassidy

Amanda Seyfried has revealed that playing Eva Cassidy would be her dream role. The Lovelace star said portraying the late Songbird songstress on screen would be top of her list: ‘I’d like to play Eva Cassidy,’ she said. The 27-year-old admitted she would be ready to tune up again after …

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Fresh talk show host Humberto Tan: Eva Cassidy’s story inspires me.

Fresh talk show host Humberto Tan: Eva Cassidy’s story inspires me. ‘Eva Cassidy was a singer who became famous only years after she died. Why? If you hear her sing, you are stunned by her talent, but Eva Cassidy had one problem: fear of performing. She struggled her entire life …

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Rock Hall of Fame Museum

Eva Cassidy’s ‘Live at Fleetwood’s’ recording being entered into the Rock Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Timeless Voice

Eva Cassidy: Timeless Voice (1 x 60′) – A documentary about singer Eva Cassidy that charts her discovery and posthumous rise to international fame. Eva Cassidy has sold 10 million records worldwide yet she died, in 1996, not knowing her voice would go on to cause a phenomenon in the …

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Eva on Dutch television

VPRO’s Vrije Geluiden (Dutch national television) paid tribute to Eva Cassidy because of Eva’s 50th birthday: Sunday Febr. 3rd 10.30 Ned. 1. Margriet Sjoerdsma, Cord Heineking , Arie Storm and Dan Cassidy sang and played Eva songs In the Early Morning Rain and Wade in the Water. (Picture Cindy Heijnen)

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Vrije Geluiden (Dutch television)

VPRO´s Vrije Geluiden (Dutch national television) will pay tribute to Eva Cassidy because of Eva’s 50th birthday: Sunday Febr. 3rd 10.30 Ned. 1. Margriet Sjoerdsma and Dan Cassidy will sing and play some Eva songs.

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Margriet Sjoerdsma and Dan Cassidy live on radio 1

Margriet Sjoerdsma, Arie Storm and Dan Cassidy played some Eva songs live in the radio 1 studio on Friday December 7th. Tijs van den Brink talked with Johan Bakker and Dan Cassidy about the short life of Eva Cassidy in late night talk show ‘Met het oog op morgen’.

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Book launch Amsterdam December 8, 1:30PM

Book launch Selexyz / Scheltema book store. Koningsplein 20, Amsterdam, December 8, 1:30PM. With Margriet Sjoerdsma, Dan Cassidy and Leo Blokhuis 

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Radio 1 DeGids.Fm with Felix Meurders

Johan Bakker talked about his book with his old radio hero Felix Meurders http://degidsfm.vara.nl/Fragmenten-detail.9963.0.html?&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=74488&cHash=47bdfb9715accadb5da40f6438ccf982

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Sunday Times November 6 review The Best of Eva Cassidy

They sure don’t make them like this anymore. This album is all about beautiful music and pure singing talent, with no frills, bells or whistles!  I find very little fault in this album: from the choice of songs to the way they are covered makes for a great album. It …

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Order Dutch edition

Eva Cassidy, De Biografie Cover

Click on ‘View All’ to order the Dutch edition You can order the Dutch edition of the Eva Cassidy biography here: http://www.soemer.nl/eva-cassidy-de-biografie.html  

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Eva Cassidy Tribute in New York

“Celebrating Life, Remembering Eva Cassidy” at 54 Below  Broadwaystar Eden Espinosa will be performing at New York’s 54 Below cabaret on September 10th and 17th, paying tribute to Eva Cassidy.

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Tribute Webcast on Acorn TV

Tonight on Acorn TV, we are doing a Special Tribute Webcast dedicated to Eva Cassidy.  Her parents are participating and we have a few others who knew Eva lined up too.  We hope that you will all join us and participate in the show… we will be taking live calls …

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Summary Award Ceremony

Watch the summary of the Award Ceremony! You can watch here the thrilling summary of the Award Ceremony of The People´s Book Prize at Stationers Hall, May 30th 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EDtjJOSs8Fk

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Radio 1 interview Cultuurzomer July 3, 2012

Listen to the interview that Jellie Brouwer had with Johan Bakker http://www.radio1.nl/items/56595-de-cultuurzomer-jellie-brouwer

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Chris Charlesworth presenting the award to Johan Bakker

Omnibus Press editor Chris Charlesworth presented the People’s Book Prize Award to Johan Bakker 

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Award ceremony

Stationers’ Hall was the venue for the awards ceremony for the People’s Book Prize. Tatiana Von Saxe Wilson, a Liveryman and Prize Administrator, runs this annual event at which prizes are awarded according to votes cast by members of the public.The photo above shows in the front row from left …

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Chuck Brown August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012

Chuck Brown 1936 – 2012

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Performance Margriet Sjoerdsma

Performance of Margriet Sjoerdsma at booklaunch Behind the Rainbow’. Selexyz/Donner Rotterdam March 24th 2012: Early Morning Rain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_tHpFtfFkc

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Dutch book launch March 24th

Saturday March 24th, 3 pm: Dutch Book launch Behind the Rainbow at Selexyz Donner, Lijnbaan 150, Rotterdam. Readings (Johan Bakker) and Eva songs (Margriet Sjoerdsma, Andreas Suntrop & Rein Godefroy).

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Book in London stores

The biography is prominently displayed in London bookstores! 

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Publication of the book

Behind The Rainbow: The Story of Eva Cassidy by @JohanBakker14 will be available tomorrow from @OmnibusPress – #pickitup for a good read!

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Review: Eva Cassidy Sings (DVD)

Eva Cassidy Sings – DVDBlix Street Records By Johan Bakker Eva Cassidy demanded a lot from herself and she refused a recordcontract with Blue Note. Recordings that she made, circulated in small circles after her death. The way in which she made well-known songs her own, drew the attention, though. …

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Review: Eva Cassidy – Imagine

Eva Cassidy – Imagine Blix Street Records By Johan Bakker April last year Eva Cassidy surprised with the cd Songbird. The American singer who died some years before, left several music tapes, which comforted her relatives and friends after this tragic event. Eva, who shunned publicity, had shown her musical …

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