November 27, 2015

Arts and Culture

Wednesday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers


Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as McVouty, was an American jazz singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and vibraphonist, noted for his vocalese singing and word play in a language he called "Vout". (In … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers


This week's open thread will highlight the talents of some lesser know scat and bebop singers. Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for herimprovisational technique, scatting … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: RIP BB King


This week we lost a legend in the music industry, BB King.  He had a music career that spanned over 6 decades and tour heavily until he died this past week. RIP, Mr. King, your legacy and music will live on in our hearts and lives … [Read more...]

#TGIT: Scandal Season Finale


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#TGIT Scandal “A Few Good Women”


When we last left Scandal, Olivia was getting her Dominique LaRue on... … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: A Tribute to Ben E. King


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, P.O.U.! Today's open thread is dedicated to the doo-wop and R&B singer, Ben E. King, who passed away on April 30th. Rest in peace, Mr. King and Thank You for the music. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Movie Producers


George Tillman, Jr. (born January 26, 1969) is an American film producer, screenwriter, and director.[1] Tillman is most notable for directing the films Soul Food (1997) and Men of Honor (2000). He is also the producer of the Soul Food: The Series … [Read more...]