Category : Performance

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Cotton Club

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Cotton Club, the legendary nightspot in the Harlem district of New York City that for years featured prominent black entertainers who performed for white audiences....
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Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in music’s history. As a trumpet virtuoso,...
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Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington, byname of Edward Kennedy Ellington, (born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S.—died May 24, 1974, New York, N.Y.), American pianist who was the...
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Cab Calloway

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Cab Calloway, byname of Cabell Calloway III, (born December 25, 1907, Rochester, New York, U.S.—died November 18, 1994, Hockessin, Delaware), American bandleader, singer, and all-around...
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W.C. Handy

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William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873, in Florence, Alabama. He grew up in a log cabin that his grandfather had built on...
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Paul Robeson

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Paul Robeson was a stellar athlete and performing artist. He starred in both stage and film versions of Emperor Jones and Show Boat and established...
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Spike Lee

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Spike Lee, byname of Shelton Jackson Lee, (born March 20, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.), is an American filmmaker known for his uncompromising provocative approach to...
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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, original name Marguerite Annie Johnson, (born April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.—died May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, North Carolina), American poet, memoirist, and...
EducationPerformance

Ntozake Shange

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Ntozake Shange, original name Paulette Linda Williams, (born October 18, 1948, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. Shange attended Barnard College (B.A., 1970) and the University of...