By Robert Walker Bill Duke‘s career spans almost 50 years, making him a Hollywood icon as both an actor and director.
Here’s a trailer for the soon to be released movie “Clipped Wings They Do Fly.” The movie is purposed to bring attention to the Stigmas associated with Mental Illness in Continue Reading →
TV One’s series Unsung Hollywood, which shines a spotlight on prominent African American stars from the world of film, television, comedy and sports, telling the stories that have rarely or Continue Reading →
The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn.
Dr. Billy Taylor, a jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster, encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, and vision — qualities that made him one of our most cherished national Continue Reading →
We love this great post by Charles Bradley II on Youtube of a rare video from music master Duke Ellington’s beautifully complicated “Harlem,” 1989 – 1993:
Surfing on Youtube we found this great song about Harlem, composed by the legend Duke Ellington in the 1950’s. Here Duke and his orchestra play a fifteen minute tug of Continue Reading →
If Duke Ellington was the king of jazz, Harlem was his kingdom. And on Wednesday, the neighborhood celebrated the music connoisseur with an auction of his most prized possessions – Continue Reading →
A photograph of the very elegant of Duke Ellington, in this charming signed image reads in his personal inscription, “to the Most Charming Miss Alice Dixon Best Wishes Duke Ellington”, 1930’s.