June 30, 2016

Arts and Culture

Sunday Musical Open Thread: Canadian Imports-Soul Singers

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Today's open thread will highlight some great R&B singers from our neighboring country up north. Jully Black (born Jullyann Inderia Gordon; November 8, 1977) is a Canadian R&B singer–songwriter and actress. She has collaborated and … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: P.O.U. Sunday Jazz Brunch

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING, POU! As you get your Sunday breakfast/brunch on, enjoy the sounds of Sassy Sarah Vaughan, live in Sweden (1958 and 1964) and Holland (1958).   … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Gemologists and Jewelry Designers


Happy Saturday POU!  The last featuree for this week's topic isn't exactly "black"...or maybe....or...ok, what is "born in Kenya to an East African Asian 'traditional muslim' father and Japanese American 'free spirited hippie' mother, raised in … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Gemologists and Jewelry Designers


Good Morning POU! Bill Smith is a fashion and jewelry designer who was the first black recipient of a Coty Award for his designs. He has designed for a number of companies, including costume jewelry for Coro and Richelieu, leather goods for … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Gemologists and Jewelry Designers


Good Morning POU! Today's featured jeweler is a true artist and I am determined to own one of his vintage pieces before the year is over. Art Smith (1917–1982) was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-20th century. Smith's … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Laura Mulva

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Today's open thread will highlight new artist from across the pond, Laura Mvula. Laura Mvula (née Douglas; born 23 April 1986) is a British soul singer-songwriter from Birmingham, England. Her debut album Sing to the Moon was released on March … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: The Annual Black Madonna & Child Series

GOOD MORNING PRAGOBOTS! We conclude our series on The Black Madonna and Child   "THE MIRACULOUS BLACK MADONNA" Beilstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany … [Read more...]