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An alert North Miami resident, Michael Holliday, noticed something special when he recently viewed the Ella Fitzgerald exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC.  Among the many pieces on display paying tribute to the late singer's legacy is a Key to the City of North Miami presented to Ms. Fitzgerald in 1983.  Presented by the then-mayor and city council, the inscription reads, "Ella Fitzgerald: In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to the World of Arts, October 30, 1983."

North Miamians should be proud not only to be associated with the vocal legend of Ms. Fitzgerald, but for the prestige of having an item now on display to millions of people visiting the Smithsonian.  Thanks, Michael, for noticing the key!