Miles Dewey Davis III was born on May 26, 1926, to an affluent African-American family in Alton, Illinois. His father, Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., was a dentist. In 1927, the family moved to East St. Louis, Illinois. Continue Reading →
We’ McDonald isn’t yet a household name, but ask any of the music fans who religiously attend the World Famous Apollo Theater’s amateur night in Harlem, New York, and you would think she is artist of the year.
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1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone
One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →
The last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2102. With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012.