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New York celebrates jazz legend’s birthday with unveiling of ‘Miles Davis Way’

On what would’ve been the legendary jazz singer’s 88th birthday, the city of New York honored Miles Davis with “Miles Davis Way.” A block on New York City’s Upper West Side where Davis created some of jazz’s most profound work was renamed in his honor. 

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Organizers hope to celebrate Sun Ra’s birthday with 100 sax players

Organizers are looking to gather 100 saxophonists in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood to celebrate what would have been jazz composer Sun Ra’s 100th birthday. 

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Queen Latifah set to star in Bessie Smith biopic

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Queen Latifah will be playing Bessie Smith in a biopic, and Dee Rees, director of the movie Pariah, is slated to write and direct the film, which will air on HBO.

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Nina Simone Documentary In The Works

The estate of Nina Simone has partnered with @radical.media to bring us the definitive documentary on the life and legacy of Nina Simone.

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Happy Birthday Nina Simone!

An endlessly fascinating vocalist and a fierce activist, Nina Simone changed the face of American popular music. No singer was more fearless with their delivery, arrangements, style, and subject matter. A true maverick. Check out her classic “Four Women” at BlackYouthProject.com

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Monday Is Memorial Day…But Saturday is MILES DAVIS DAY; Happy Birthday to a Legend

For a music nerd such as myself, May 26 is all about Miles Davis. Happy B-Day to a LEGEND. Do yourself a favor this holiday weekend and pick up a copy of any one of his countless classics this weekend. What’s your favorite Miles Davis album?

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VIDEO: Jill Scott “He Loves Me” LIVE

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Check out this phenomenal performance from Jill Scott. While the details of the video are a bit unclear,my guess is that this is from the Soul Train Awards in 2001. Jilly gives a haunting rendition of her hit “He Loves Me.”

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