Ida Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Continue Reading →
Verve/UMe will release the official companion soundtrack for the anticipated documentary, Billie, about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday on November 13, 2020.
The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.
June 17, 2014 Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State Dear Governor Cuomo: Mobilizing Preachers & Communities (MPAC) is writing you today to express our deep concern about Continue Reading →
By Seitu OrondeSeitu was at the Rev. Jesse Jackson Wall Street and Rainbow Push event. Here is Jessie Jackson, and Rev Dr. James Forbes at The Riverside Church in Harlem.
Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an influential jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid Continue Reading →