publication date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Music

clue: This lady sang the blues and a lot more, including "Pennies from Heaven," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and "Strange Fruit."

explanation: Lady Sings the Blues was the title of one of Holiday's albums and a film about her. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart

Oscars Week 2021: This year's Academy Award nominations include films about family, history, loss, and the American experience. These seven goos were inspired by the nominated films. While you play, don't forget to enter Funeratic's Predict the Oscars contest for your chance to win a prize.

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