Artist Project: Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 9, 1963.  She grew up in a family of performers and entertainers and was accepted into stardom.  Her mom, Emily “Cissy” Houston, was an American soul and gospel singer who primarily performed in nightclubs.  Her father, John Russell Houston, was an entertainment manager and […]

Artist project Sources

Heppermann, Christine. Whitney Houston: Recording Artist & Actress. ABDO Pub. Co., 2013.  KENNEDY, GERRICK. Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston. HARRY N ABRAMS, 2022.  McHugh, Carolyn. Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love of All. Sona Books, 2022. Editors  Biography.com. “Whitney Houston.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 3 May 2021, https://www.biography.com/musician/whitney-houston.  Miller, Julie. […]

Disco

Many people have heard of disco but not many people know its true origin and culture.  It is usually known as the time in the world when people wore afros and colorful bell bottoms.  Disco was created on Valentine’s day by the great David Manusco in the 1970s.  This is a genre that grew from […]

The Influence of Free Jazz

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The History of Columbia Records

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Ragtime

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Ring Shout

/*! elementor – v3.7.2 – 21-08-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.7.2 – 21-08-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Ring Shout in America The Musical Communication https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQgrIcCtys0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8DyJpDMs50 More Info   If you go to a Christian church, you might have seen or heard of something called a […]