In 2014 Lester Young will have been gone 55 years, yet this swinging star shines brightly in the film-in-progress. In the film, Sonny Rollins calls Lester “god”, and a god he was for many players who paid their dues at mid-Century. 118 more words
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Entertainment icon Ruby Dee was honored with an all-star memorial Saturday during in New York City.
The public home-going service, held at the Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan, attracted fans and celebrities , who celebrated the late actress/activist through songs and poems, according to… 134 more words
Ruby Dee, movie great, actress and civil rights activist was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a well attended Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song ‘Superwoman,’ Wynton Marsalis performed a number of moving trumpet solos, and well-wisher were sent from her former co-star Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House. 21 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song “Superwoman,” Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House. 684 more words
I think a good way to start the week is with a song that makes you want to jump up and dance on the bus in front of all of the people who are grumpy about Mondays. 48 more words