Today In History We Honor Judith Jamison
'Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s and ‘80s, she appeared as a guest artist with ballet companies all over the world, starred in the hit Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies, and formed her own company, The Jamison Project. She returned to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1989 when Mr. Ailey asked her to succeed him as Artistic Director. In the 21 years that followed, she brought the Company to unprecedented heights, including two historic engagements in South Africa and a 50-city global tour to celebrate the Company’s 50th anniversary.’ via AlvinAiley.org
(photo: Judith Jamison)
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August 27, 2014

Today In History We Honor Judith Jamison

'Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s and ‘80s, she appeared as a guest artist with ballet companies all over the world, starred in the hit Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies, and formed her own company, The Jamison Project. She returned to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1989 when Mr. Ailey asked her to succeed him as Artistic Director. In the 21 years that followed, she brought the Company to unprecedented heights, including two historic engagements in South Africa and a 50-city global tour to celebrate the Company’s 50th anniversary.’ via AlvinAiley.org

(photo: Judith Jamison)

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August 27, 2014

GREATNESS MEETS GREATNESS | Michael Jordan & Roger Federer

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Today In History
'Valerie Simpson Ashford, composer, singer, and producer, was born in New York City, on this date August 26, 1948.'
(photo: Valerie Simpson Ashford)
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August 26, 2014

Today In History

'Valerie Simpson Ashford, composer, singer, and producer, was born in New York City, on this date August 26, 1948.'

(photo: Valerie Simpson Ashford)

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August 25, 2014

Kobe Bryant ‘MUSE’ | Trailer Teaser

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Today In History
'Althea Gibson, the first Black Wimbledon champion, was born in Silver, SC, on this date August 25, 1927.'
(photo: Althea Gibson)
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August 25, 2014

Today In History

'Althea Gibson, the first Black Wimbledon champion, was born in Silver, SC, on this date August 25, 1927.'

(photo: Althea Gibson)

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Today In History We Honor Muddy Waters
'Chicago in the 1940s was the pivotal point for the development and dissemination of the modern blues.The revolution began inauspiciously enough in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters.Waters' use of amplification gave his guitar playing a new, powerful, striking edge and sonority that introduced to traditional music a sound its listeners found very exciting, comfortably familiar yet strangely compelling and, above all, immensely powerful, urgent' -Pete Welding
(photo: Muddy Waters)
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August 24, 2014

Today In History We Honor Muddy Waters

'Chicago in the 1940s was the pivotal point for the development and dissemination of the modern blues.The revolution began inauspiciously enough in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters.Waters' use of amplification gave his guitar playing a new, powerful, striking edge and sonority that introduced to traditional music a sound its listeners found very exciting, comfortably familiar yet strangely compelling and, above all, immensely powerful, urgent' -Pete Welding

(photo: Muddy Waters)

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Today In History We Honor Tina Turner
'Her career spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Tina started out her music career as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Hits like “River Deep”, “Mountain High” and “Proud Mary” opened the world to this legendary superstar. In the 80s, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits like “Let's Stay Together”, “What's Love Got To Do With It” and “Private Dancer.”
Today, Tina Turner is considered to be the “Queen Of Rock & Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine.
(photo: Tina Turner)
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August 23, 2014

Today In History We Honor Tina Turner

'Her career spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Tina started out her music career as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Hits like “River Deep”, “Mountain High” and “Proud Mary” opened the world to this legendary superstar. In the 80s, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits like “Let's Stay Together”, “What's Love Got To Do With It” and “Private Dancer.”

Today, Tina Turner is considered to be the “Queen Of Rock & Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine.

(photo: Tina Turner)

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August 22, 2014

The Weeknd “Often” | Video

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Today In History We Honor Wilson Pickett
'Wilson Pickett was one of the hardest working soul artist during 60s, producing some of the hottest hits like “In the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Mustang Sally,” and “Funky Broadway.” Wilson Pickett established the style of “Southern Soul”, as he written and recorded with musicians in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.’ via allmusic.com
(photo: Wilson Pickett)
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August 22, 2014

Today In History We Honor Wilson Pickett

'Wilson Pickett was one of the hardest working soul artist during 60s, producing some of the hottest hits like “In the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Mustang Sally,” and “Funky Broadway.” Wilson Pickett established the style of “Southern Soul”, as he written and recorded with musicians in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.’ via allmusic.com

(photo: Wilson Pickett)

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Today In History We Honor Jimi Hendrix
'Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric rise in the music took place in just four short years.' - via jimihendrix.com
(photo: Jimi Hendrix)
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August 21, 2014

Today In History We Honor Jimi Hendrix

'Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric rise in the music took place in just four short years.' - via jimihendrix.com

(photo: Jimi Hendrix)

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