Category : Performance

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Clarence Alexander Avant II

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Music executive Clarence Alexander Avant II became one of the most successful music producers in the recording industry. He guided the careers of Bill Withers,...
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Nicholas Brothers

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Nicholas Brothers, a tap-dancing duo whose suppleness, strength, and fearlessness made them one of the greatest tap dance acts of all time. Fayard Antonio Nicholas...
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Mary Lou Williams

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Mary Lou Williams was an African American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded over one hundred records....
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The Mills Brothers

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The Mills Brothers, a musical quartet, originally featured John Jr. (b. 1910), Herbert (b. 1912), Harry (b. 1913), and Donald Mills (b. 1915). Born in...
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Chaka Khan

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Born on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois, singer Chaka Khan achieved great success as part of the soul-funk band, Rufus, delivering hits like...
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Dionne Warwick

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Dionne Warwick sang in a gospel trio before recording her first hit songs, including “Walk on By” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” After a...
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Ashford and Simpson

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Nick Ashford (born May 4, 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born Aug 26, 1946, New York City, New York) have two careers, as...
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Patti LaBelle

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Actress and singer Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul music. She has received acclaim for many of her songs,...