October 31, 2014

Sunday Open Thread: Happy Easter!

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Aretha Franklin & Mavis Staples - Oh Happy Day … [Read more...]

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Soulsville USA – Stax Records

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After a decade of neglect, the Southside Church of God in Christ tore down the original Stax studio in 1989. Over a decade later the Stax Museum of American Soul Music was constructed at the site and opened in 2003. A replica of the original … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Stuntmen and Stuntwomen

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To conclude this week's open thread theme, I will highlight the accomplishments April Weeden.  Taking the stunt world by storm, April Weeden has built a resume of unparalleled accomplishments. As one of Hollywood's leading stunt women, she has … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: Soulsville USA – Stax Records

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On August 20, 1972, the Stax label presented a major concert, Wattstax, featured performances by Stax recording artists and humor from a rising young comedian who would go on to record for the label - Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor - Wattstax … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Stuntmen and Stuntwomen

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This week's open threads have highlighted the background of  several African-American stuntmen and stuntwomen. Alex A. Brown was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and is a product of the Duval County School System. He was a member of the FAMU … [Read more...]

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Soulsville USA – Stax Records

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On August 20, 1972, the Stax label presented a major concert, Wattstax, featured performances by Stax recording artists and humor from rising young comedian Richard Pryor. Known as the "Black Woodstock," Wattstax was hosted by Reverend Jesse … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Stuntmen and Stuntwomen

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  Pioneering Hollywood stunt performer, who doubled for Bill Cosby in the network series “I Spy”. Calvin Brown is the first African American stuntman recognized in Hollywood. He is also one of the original founders of the Black Stuntmen’s … [Read more...]