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A Century of Lady Day

Born Eleanora Fagen Gough or Elinore Harris either in Philidelphia or Baltimore depending on who you believe…Apparently she was born into poverty and dropped out of school in the 5th grade, possibly running errands in a brothel and her father…

Legendary Disco DJ Nicky Siano Birthday Bash in Coney Island

Nicky Siano ushered in the early soulful disco days along with his close kindred spirits Frankie Knuckles, David Mancuso and Larry Levan at The Gallery, Studio 54, The Loft and Paradise Garage changing music and clubs forever. Nicky is said…

Roy Haynes Celebrates his 90th Birthday March 13-15 at The Blue Note

Master drummer Roy Haynes who deifies age will celebrate his 90th birthday with a series of performances with special guests at New York’s downtown jazz venue The Blue Note from March 13-15. Mr. Haynes has worked with such greats as…

Ornette Coleman Turns 85!

Happy Birthday Ornette! My dad took me to see him when I was a teenager and me and my friends used to dance around to”Dancing In Your Head” with its youthful, joyful energy. I met and talked to him at…