Ella Fitzgerald sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, First Lady of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She Continue Reading →
While temperatures are already blazing, summer doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, the Summer Solstice.
Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t born in Harlem, but she thrived in Harlem from staring on Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater, to performing at the the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
This October, the Apollo Theater today announced some special additions to its lineup for 100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella on Saturday, October 22nd, 2106, at 8 p.m, a special concert Continue Reading →
“Drop Me Off in Harlem” is a 1933 song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Nick Kenny. A.H. Lawrence writes that the song originated from an off the Continue Reading →
Michael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Continue Reading →