Tag: Harlem Renaissance

MIST Celebrates Harlem Renaissance

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The 2016 Harlem Whiskey Renaissance on March 25, 2016 seeks to celebrate the era of the Harlem Renaissance by providing an evening of music, performance, and of course, whiskey, that hearkens back to the era that gave us…

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Help Save Harlem’s Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition

Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – Video: via Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – NY1. “The Ballroom was completed in 1924 as part of a larger entertainment hub that…

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Google Doodle honors Harlem Renaissance icon Zora Neale Hurston

We love a good Google Doodle.  Today’s especially.  Featuring Zora Neale Hurston. Brief BIO: Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL Died:…

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Fats Waller

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King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid…

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Cab Calloway

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Let’s go back in time to a different era and take a look at old Harlem with the sounds of Jazz vocalist Cab Calloway.  Born on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, after a short period in…

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Sunday Jazz Corner with Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington’s last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered”.  He was an American composer, pianist, and jazz-orchestra leader with a career that spanned more than 50 years.  Ellington led his orchestra…

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972 by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.  He was one of the most famous musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Coming to prominence in the 1920s…

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QUOTES: Zora Neale Hurston

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“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston . “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.” – Zora Neale Hurston  * Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891…

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QUOTE: Zora Neale Hurston

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“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it.  Those that got it, can’t hide it.” – Zora Neale Hurston  * An American folklorist, anthropologist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.  Of Hurston’s four novels and…

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