Mississippi Goddamby Nina Simone recorded session live in Antibes, July 24-25, 1965. She announced after her 1964 album Nina Simone in Concert that the anthem was her “first civil rights song”. Continue reading
Despite only having released only one album, the music video television channel MTV saw his burgeoning popularity and asked him to tape an episode of the concert series MTV Unplugged in New York City. Continue reading
Singer-actress Diana Ross, Oscar nominee for 1972’s Lady Sings the Bluesand star of 1978’s “The Wiz,” offers a retrospective of her life and career in an expanded two-hour interview. Ross also sings Baby Loveand Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To). James Lipton hosts this segment; which first aired on February 19, 2007.Continue reading
Reverend Al Sharpton delivered a powerful eulogy for George Floyd at his funeral service in Houston. “God took an ordinary brother from the Third Ward, from the housing projects… and made him the cornerstone of a movement that’s going to change the whole wide world,” Sharpton said. Continue reading
“Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words,” says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s classic works “Revelations” and “Cry,” Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. (Performances by Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins and Constance Stamatiou) Continue reading
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