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Shirley Horn

On May 1, 1934, Shirley Valerie Horn was born in Washington, D.C.  Her parents created a musical household: her father, an accounting clerk, and her mother, a homemaker, often sang love songs around their home.  In a Jazz Times interview... Continue Reading
Article titled Sparkle (1976)

Sparkle (1976)

Starring: Lonette McKee, Irene Cara, Philip Michael Thomas, Dwan Smith and Dorian Harewood Rated: PG Drama/Music In this typical success story that illustrates the hard struggle to transcend from nothing to something, Sparkle is the ficti... Continue Reading
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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) is one of the greatest writers of America history and in African-American culture.  He excelled as a poet as well as a librettist, an arts collaborator, a social commentator, an academy co-founder and author.&n... Continue Reading