Yes, Edward Kennedy Ellington was a teenager in Washington, DC. He played music at parties. He attended Armstrong High School. He had a job at the Griffith Stadium. He was a visual artist as well as a musician. And he had friends. He had a best friend named Edgar McEntree. The two young men took [...]
You could play probably a span of 50 years of me playing St. Louis Blues, and most of the time it will be different every time. Dave Brubeck
Every 4 years pundits wonder what Latinos or Hispanics are thinking. Every year from September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us to remember and celebrate the history and culture. A great day in Zaire in 1974 — the Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz.
New York Fashion week wrapped up Thursday, the 13th. And I’m just finishing my September issues. It was a busy week on my end as well. Washington’s fall social season can require as many wardrobe changes as any catwalk debut. But September issues are here to remind us that possibilities still exist. The fall anticipation [...]
My first introduction to James McBride was James McBride the musician who had a really cool day job as a writer for the Washington Post. I also knew James had a pretty good rep for being a top notch journalist and quitting, then getting journalism jobs that any graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism [...]