August 2, 2015

Entertainment

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Jeffrey Osborne

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Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band,L.T.D.. … [Read more...]

Live Chat: 2015 BET AWARDS

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 We're just waiting on Janet. … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Ernestine Anderson (born November 11, 1928) is an American jazz and blues singer. In a career spanning more than five decades, she has recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, the … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Rosa King (March 14, 1939 – December 12, 2000) was an American jazz and blues saxophonist/singer who made her fame in Amsterdam and recorded many albums under a variety of labels. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Clora Bryant (born May 30, 1927, in Denison, Texas) is an American jazz trumpeter. She started in music as a singer in her Baptist church, but took up the trumpet after her brother, Frederick Bryant (born March 21, 1918 who currently resides in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Female Jazz Musicians

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Lovie Austin (September 19, 1887 – July 10, 1972) was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920's classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best female jazz … [Read more...]