September 4, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the President announced a new historic action to cut harmful carbon pollution, advocated for the Iran deal, celebrated his 54th birthday, and inaugurated a new class of Mandela fellows. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Scat and Bebop Singers

Joyce Cobb

Joyce Cobb (born June 2, 1945 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma) is an American singer specializing in jazz and R&B. She is closely associated with traditional blues and jazz artists, most specifically being in the style and lineage of Memphis Minnie, Bessie … [Read more...]

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Classic TV Theme Songs Week


The Pink Panther … [Read more...]

Monday Afternoon Thread: Movie Musicals Week


Fame … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Funny Ladies


Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.  She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway. She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the President spent time in sunny San Francisco and subzero Chicago, spoke at two different summits on two different coasts, and named three new national monuments. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Dance Companies


The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York. It was founded in 1958 by choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey. The dance theater is made up of 30 dancers, led by artistic director Robert Battle and … [Read more...]