Category : Performance

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Tina Turner

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Tina Turner began performing with musician Ike Turner in the 1950s. They became known as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, achieving popular acclaim for...
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Sammy Davis Jr.

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Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer, and singer. As part of the...
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Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett attended the Yale School of Drama and went on to star in the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It,...
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Sylvia Robinson

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Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson was an African American singer, songwriter, musician, record label executive, and record producer, best known for her work as founder and CEO...
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Teddy Riley

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For more than 30 years, GRAMMY’s award-winning, multi-platinum music icon Teddy Riley has embodied the spirit of innovation and ingenuity as a recording artist, songwriter,...
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Marla Gibbs

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Actress Marla Gibbs was born on June 14, 1931, to Douglas Bradley and Ophelia Kemp in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Wendell Phillips High School...
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Barbara McNair

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Despite a recording career that extended for nearly two decades, including a stint at the famed Motown label, Barbara McNair remains better known as an...
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Della Reese

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Della Reese, born Delloresse Patricia Early on July 6, 1931, in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, is best known for her work as...
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Janet Jackson

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Janet Jackson is an award-winning recording artist and actress who’s the youngest child of the Jackson family of musicians. She is best known for hit...
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Terry Lewis

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Terry Lewis was born in Omaha, Neb., on November 24, 1956. He met Jimmy Jam while in high school in Minneapolis, at a TRIO Upward...