July 4, 2015

Sunday Jazz Brunch Open Thread: RIP Ornette Coleman

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Today' open thread is dedicated to a jazz great that we lost earlier this week, Ornette Coleman. Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: RIP BB King

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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...]

Sunday Open Thread: Karyn White

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Karyn Layvonne White (born October 14, 1965) is an American singer who was popular during the late 1980's and early 1990's. She is best known for her R&B singles; Superwoman (1989), Secret Rendezvous (1989), The Way You Love Me (1988), and … [Read more...]

Sunday Musical Brunch Open Thread: Ray Parker Jr.

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Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, … [Read more...]

Sunday Jazz Brunch Open Thread: Ray Brown

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Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an influential American jazz double bassist and cellist, known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald, among many others. Ray Brown was born in Pittsburgh, … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Happy Fathers Day

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  Happy Father's Day to all of the  Fathers of POU!! Father's Day  is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: It’s an Issac Hayes Party

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It's Sunday POU Family and lurkers! I hope that everyone is having a great weekend. Let's sit back and celebrate the music of Isaac Hayes. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, … [Read more...]