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Poor, poor pitiful me…

Long-time readers will recall Jessica Hagy, and her wonderful site Indexed, from pre-blog days.  Your correspondent, who’s checked in regularly in the meantime, is happy to report that her index card diagrams are as sharp as ever:

As we count our blessings, we might recall that it was on this date in 1934 that the MC at Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater drew the name of an aspiring 15-year-old dancer from his hat.  Shocked to be called on stage, Ella Fitzgerald chose to sing– and won…  The rest is blissfully harmonious history.


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