Celebrating Black History: Kara Walker

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Kara Walker exploded onto the art scene in 1994 at the age of 24 with work that shocked many, and at the same time, made her one of the leading artistic voices on the subject of race and racism.… Read More

Celebrating Black History: Nina Simone

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Nina Simone was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and she will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, class of 2018, this April. Yet, in her entire career, her one and only Top 20 pop hit was her version of “I Loves You Porgy” from the musical Porgy and Bess. It is nearly impossible to think about her life and career without being struck by contradictions. However, one thing is indisputable; she was one of the most extraordinary artists of the 20th century, an icon of American music and her triumphant voice sang what it meant to be young, gifted and black in a sometimes unjust and troubled world.… Read More

Celebrating Black History: Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes. It’s difficult to think about one without the other.… Read More

Celebrating Black History: John Coltrane

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John Coltrane was an acclaimed American jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer who was a tremendous influence on the world of music. He revolutionized American jazz with his innovative techniques, while demonstrating a reverence for the sounds of other cultures including African, Latin American, Far Eastern and South Asian.… Read More

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Pablo Neruda

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The greatest poet writing in … Read More

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Tito Puente

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The King of Jazz. Tito … Read More

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Celia Cruz

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be showcasing prominent Hispanic artists in history. The Queen of Salsa Music. … Read More

Celebrating Black History: Maya Angelou

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Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real … Read More

Celebrating Black History: August Wilson

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Although August Wilson never formally studied playwriting, he has left an indelible mark on the American theater with his ‘Century … Read More

Celebrating Black History: Faith Ringgold

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Faith Ringgold is now 85 years old and is celebrated for her work as an artist, educator, and social activist, … Read More

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