Author: Shelby Richardson

The Evolution of Coltrane

John Coltrane John Coltrane was one of the most versatile artists of his time. A dynamic saxophonist and composer, Coltrane revolutionized jazz at many points

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Let’s Talk About Techno

Let’ Talk About Techno What is Techno? Techno music was developed in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. It was primarily played in underground clubs. The

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Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald Audra McDonald, born july 3rd, 1970 in West Berlin, Germany, is an American singer and actress.  She is a classically trained Soprano, and earning

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Blame it on the Boogie!

Blame it on the Boogie! The Disco Era Disco was a genre heavily associated with freedom: it was a soundtrack of resistance, laced through other

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It’s Ragtime!

It’s Ragtime! Ragtime music was music for the people, by the people. It was widely accessible through sheet music, and was played in many Black

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz Jazz became a conversation between artists: a representation of black intellectualism on a more “sophisticated” stage than its predecessors, blues and ragtime.

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The Legacy of Blues

Singin’ The Blues Blues was a genre created to express the woes of everyday life. It was a description of Black life in its rawest

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