Category : Performance

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Lillian Evanti

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Lyric soprano Lillian Evanti (1890-1967) was the first African American to perform with a major European opera company, but she also maintained deep ties to...
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The Supremes

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The Supremes, an American pop-soul vocal group whose tremendous popularity with a broad audience made its members among the most successful performers of the 1960s...
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Martha and the Vandellas

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Martha and the Vandellas, later known as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, American soul-pop vocal group that challenged the Supremes as Motown Records’ premier female...
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Holland-Dozier-Holland

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Holland-Dozier-Holland, the American production and songwriting team was credited with largely shaping the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s. Brian Holland (b. February 15,...
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Lamont Dozier

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Lamont Dozier was born and raised in Detroit and was surrounded by music as a child, beginning to write lyrics and music before he was...
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Nichelle Nichols

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Actress Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois near Chicago. Her father, Samuel Earl Nichols, was a factory worker who also...
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Beah Richards

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Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955 when...
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Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass was born on this date in 1940. She was a Black singer and entertainer. Fontella Bass was born in St. Louise, MO, as...
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Skip Scarborough

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Songwriter/producer/arranger/keyboardist Skip Scarborough’s resumé lists the two number one R&B hits “Love Ballad” by LTD and Con Funk Shun’s “Ffun,” “Can’t Hide Love” — a...