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Something must have been in the water in 1915. A host of artists who defined modern music are celebrating their centennials this year, from jazz greats Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday to blues giants Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and guitar master Les PaulUSA TODAY's Maeve McDermott surveys the exhibits, documentaries, tribute concerts and commemorative albums that honor their legacies this year.

 

Billie Holiday will be honored with projects that include - induction into Harlem NY's historic Apollo Theater - Walk of Fame, and tribute concert for the The Philadelphia native by Cassandra Wilson on April 10. Tribute albums also include A Billie Holiday Songbook from Lara Downes which releases on April 27.