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Louisiana's Southern University "Human Jukebox": "Purple Rain"

The Human Jukebox is a nationally renowned band representing Southern University and A&M College located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

Broadway Tribute to Prince: "Color Purple" cast sings "Purple Rain"

 

The Broadway cast of “The Color Purple” gave an incredible tribute to the late performer Prince after their on-stage performance.

Michael Jackson + James Brown + Prince = !!!!!

R.I.P. Prince

All I can think to say at the moment is Wow, what's up with 2016! 

One of the best concerts I ever went to was Prince live in Brussels, Belgium.  Everybody dancing all over the concert hall for the entire concert.  Plus Prince gave three encores!

R.I.P. Prince.

R.I.P. Jazz Saxophonist Gato Barbieri

 

Leandro Barbieri  known as Gato Barbieri (Spanish for "the cat" Barbieri), was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist and composer.  Mr. Barbieri rose to fame during the free jazz movement in the 1960s and is known for his Latin jazz recordings of the 1970s.

Happy Easter!

 

Proof: The Lion is King of the Jungle!

What an amazing story!   

EW&F: You're a shining star, no matter who you are...

 

R.I.P. Mr. Maurice White - Founder of "Earth, Wind & Fire"

It's really difficult to pick a favorite "Earth Wind and Fire" song. But if I had to choose one, I'd have to say "Fantasy". I played it nonstop when I finished my Harvard PhD thesis. I especially like the part when they sang "VICTORY in a land called fantasy"!

Thank you Mr. Maurice White for so much beautiful music. Rest in peace sir!

Maurice White also had a substantial side career producing other artists, including Barbra Streisand and Cher. In the 1970s, he co-wrote and co-produced the Emotions' No. 1 hit "Best of My Love."

White was born in Memphis in 1941, the son of a doctor and grandson of a New Orleans piano player. He showed musical gifts at an early age, studying at the Chicago Conservancy. During the 1960s, he backed Muddy Waters, the Impressions and others and worked as a session drummer in Chicago.

The band performed in the movie, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and had hits with the ballad "After the Love Has Gone," ''All 'n' All," ''Let's Groove" and "Fall in Love With Me." The band took a four-year hiatus in the 1980s and then returned, its primary success then on the road.

"We live in a negative society," White told Newsweek at the height of the band's success. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."

White's memoir, "Keep Your Head to the Sky: My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire," is scheduled to be released Sept. 13 by Amistad. The book features a forward by Steve Harvey and an afterword by David Foster.

Earth, Wind & Fire are to be honored at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.  In 1968, Dr. King was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold MedalMartin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

Please learn more about Dr. King here.

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