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Celebrating February As Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson was a multi-faceted educator/historian and is best-known as the author of the book “The Miseducation of the Negro” published in 1933. He was born in 1875 in Buckingham County, Virginia; however, what is seldom mentioned is his being the originator “Black History Month.” Being the first-generation son of a former […]

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Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner Decides On One MLK Parade

Sheldon T. Nunn – For more than twenty years, The City of Houston has celebrated the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King with two yearly MLK parades. The City’s as well as America’s first parade was organized in 1978 by Ovide Ducantell and the Black Heritage […]

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Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes Provides A Latin Jazz Perspective Like No Other

Sheldon T. Nunn – Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, whose stage name is Chucho Valdés, was born October 9, 1941 in Quivican, Cuba. As a pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career has spanned more than 50 years is a former member of the Orquesta Cubana Musica Modema. In 1973 he formed the […]

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Da Camera Brings The Jazzmeia Horn Septet to Houston: A Jazz Activated Spiritual Energy Ray of Delight

(Sheldon T. Nunn) – For many years, patrons of Da Camera’s Chamber Music and Jazz concert series have been electrified by a wide-array of jazz artists this one-of-a-kind performing arts organization has brought to Houston. In most instances the response from jazz lovers who appreciate artistic impressionism at its best has been overwhelmingly […]

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