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Jennifer Holliday has a few, very simple resolutions in mind as she prepares for the new year.

“I want to laugh more; I want to live more,” the 53-year-old Tony and Grammy Award winner says. “I’d like to take a few more risks.”

Fortunately, 2014 is already shaping up to be a banner year for Holliday, who is best known for originating the role of Effie White in the 1981 Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” The veteran performer is gearing up to release “The Song is You,” her first full-length album of brand-new material in 22 years, on Jan. 21. But New York audiences won’t have to wait until next month to hear “The Song Is You,” as Holliday will showcase many of the album’s jazz and R&B standards when she hitsNew York’s 54 Below for five intimate performances through Dec. 29.

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article courtesy of Joy105.com

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