Author: Ashlynn Gray

Shuffle Along

Shuffle Along was the first all-black Broadway musical. The musical debuted in May 1921 and was a musical comedy created by Eubie Blake and Noble

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Norfolk Jubilee Quartet

Norfolk Jubilee Quartet Background Reigning from the Tidewater area in Virginia, the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet made an incredible mark on the Jubilee Quartet genre. Also

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Ruth Brown

Miss Rhythm! Background Ruth Brown was a famed Blues singer and songwriter with an incomparable career that played an instrumental role in shaping the Blues

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Irene M. Giblin

A Historic Woman of Ragtime Who is Irene M. Giblin? Born August 12, 1888, Irene M. Giblin was the oldest of six children.  From a

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Fiddle: The Unsung Instrument

Fidde: The Unsung Instrument Origin The fiddle (or bowed lute) originated in West Africa from a string instrument referred to as Gonje (pictured above) by the

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