Homosexuality in Disco

Disco music has been personified as loud, rambunctious melodies coming together in electrifying way. During the early 1970’s the rise of disco music started to take over.  This shift from R&B to disco targeted a different type of demographic that were club-goers from the gay, African American, Italian American,Latino, and psychedelic communities in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City. With this new disco […]

Music as Medicine

Tiana Opara Dr. Kevin Johnson Survey to AA music: MWF 2-2:50pm Moving forward in my life I plan on accomplishing great things. I am currently a junior biology major at Spelman with a goal to attend medical school and later specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I grew up in the medical field, hearing and watching […]

Patti LaBelle

Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards was born May 24, 1944, and is known professionally as Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady […]

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is one of the most transformative artist to grace musical billboards. Khan was  born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953  into an artistic, bohemian household in Chicago, Illinois. Widely known as the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. Khan was ranked at number 17 in VH1’s […]