• In 1957 the sultry torch singer Lena Horne recorded her performance in the Empire Room, a supper club at the time. It is still considered to be one of her best recordings.

• Horne found herself at odds with the prevailing winds of politics, and had for several years been unable to perform in movies or on television due to her ethnic heritage.

• Horne’s tremendous beauty and magnificent voice, paired with her courage and determination to overcome a number of barriers, made her one of America’s most popular performers.

• Her fans were not disappointed. Horne’s presence was both dynamic and delicate as her powerful voice filled the elegant room and captivated those who loved her music.

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