Ralph Waldo Ellison – An American Novelist, Literary Critic, and cholar

Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1913– April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic, and scholar who is best known for his novel "Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986). … Continue reading Ralph Waldo Ellison – An American Novelist, Literary Critic, and cholar

Christopher Plummer – The Life and Death of a Movie Icon (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021)

Christopher Plummer was one of the most credible, genius, sincere actors of our time. He was genuine in every part he played on screen. His tall, suave appearance, beautiful accent, eyes that seemed to penetrate the heart of any woman he laid eyes on, and I must say, he attracted the eye of many women … Continue reading Christopher Plummer – The Life and Death of a Movie Icon (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021)

Mary Wilson – The Death of a Supreme!

The Supremes were a huge part of my childhood having older siblings that were already "Hip & Groovy," I learned to love the music of the Detroit Sound Machine named, "Motown!" Back then during the late 60s, and early 70s, I remember very well the great music that came out of Detroit and the Supremes … Continue reading Mary Wilson – The Death of a Supreme!

Cicely Tyson – December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021

    One of the most beautiful, elegant, talented, and intelligent actresses of our time. An actress who could transform into any character and leave the audience raving for more. Her legacy will live on forever.  She is one of my favorite actresses of all time, and will truly be missed.  Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1924 … Continue reading Cicely Tyson – December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021

“Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!”

credit:yahoo.com/images In the early 1960s, a young minor league baseball pitcher and aspiring country singer named Charley Pride had settled into a discouraging routine. His days were spent toiling in Helena, Mont., at a smelter operated by the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., and he spent his free time playing for its semipro baseball team, the … Continue reading “Charley Pride, The Man, The Music, The Legend!”

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Over the Rainbow”

The late singer Israel Kamakawiwo' ole's voice brought much joy to the heart and souls of all who had the pleasure of hearing him sing either in person or on his records. His voice created goosebumps that ran down each arm of the listener with his smooth voice, which would become an amazing gift, heard … Continue reading Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Over the Rainbow”

Thomas Jefferson Byrd – Remembering a Great Actor!

Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images The movie industry has lost a great actor. An actor who could play any role and make you believe it was real. Thomas Jefferson Byrd has played in many movies, but most moviegoers will probably remember him as Luther in the powerful movie, "Set It Off," with Queen Latifa, Jada Pinkett Smith, … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson Byrd – Remembering a Great Actor!

Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

Photo credit: Bing.com Ian Anderson is like the rest of us, he has been practicing social distancing, staying quarantined and reaching out to his fans on Instagram. I am a huge Jethro Tull fan, so when I saw an article about him stating in an interview that his singing days are numbered, of course I … Continue reading Ian Anderson Front Man for Rock Band Jethro Tull Has Revealed His Singing Days Are Numbered!

The Death of Astrid Kirchherr, the Photographer Who First Photographed the Beatles!

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images The world lost a great trail-blazer!  I was saddened to hear of the passing of this amazing woman, Astrid Kirchherr, and to know she was one of the most positive, gifted and talented influences on the Beatles and their career made me want to read more about her. It's always a real treat to … Continue reading The Death of Astrid Kirchherr, the Photographer Who First Photographed the Beatles!

Claudette Colvin – The Uncredited 15 Year Old Hero

Photo credit: bing.com Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a retired American nurse aide who was a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated … Continue reading Claudette Colvin – The Uncredited 15 Year Old Hero