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40 Years of Saturday Night Live! - Season One, Episode Sixteen (Anthony Perkins)

Host: Anthony Perkins

Musical Guest: Betty Carter

Cast: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner – i.e. the “Not Ready For Primetime Players” 1,862 more words

These are the coolest Christmas songs you'll hear this winter

The festive season brings the inevitable resurgence of contemporary Christmas singles filling out the radio playlists. Everybody loves The Pogues and Kirsty Maccol’s “Fairytale Of New York”, but GQ’s Christmas playlist for 2014 has a slightly different flavour. 490 more words



Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Ray Charles & Betty Carter

It could be fairly and rightly said that I am a real Grinch. Since the age of  8 or 9 (let’s say, the post-Santa years, whenever exactly that was) I have viewed Christmas as a capitalist plot to put further undue pressure on parents to spoil their ungrateful children and families to pretend that they’re perfect like the ads would have you believe. 60 more words

Song Of The Day

September 26 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – September 26 *

1867 – Maggie Lena Walker is born in Richmond, Virginia. She
will become a noted businesswoman, civil leader, and… 496 more words

African American History

Betty Carter

I’ve only written two fan letters in my life. One was to Betty Carter. I’ve also only seen one artist live more than once in my life. 630 more words

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The Incomparable Jim Harrison-A Birthday Tribute LIVE at The Rooster Thursday September 18th!

Saxophone great Jackie McLean once recalled in an interview, “When the New York police snatched my cabaret card and I couldn’t work the clubs any more the thing that saved my life was a Jackie McLean Fan Club started by Jim Harrison”. 184 more words