Maze signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1976, and released their debut album, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, in 1977. From that album, the hit singles included “Happy Feelin’s”, “While I’m Alone”, and “Lady of Magic”, ultimately giving them their first gold record and earning Maze a devoted fan base. They also had success with the following albums Golden Time of Day (1978), Inspiration (1979) and Joy and Pain (1980).
Their next recording was Live in New Orleans, three quarters of which was recorded at the Saenger Theatre, on November 14–15, 1980. Three of those songs got into the US R&B chart, including “Running Away”, “Before I Let Go”, and “We Need Love To Live”. By that time, the band had both a reputation in America and also enjoyed a following in the United Kingdom with promotional support from the British DJ Robbie Vincent. In May 1985, Maze sold out eight nights at the Hammersmith Odeon.
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3 Chics loves Kerry Washington, Activist, Actress, and now she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from GWU. Keery’s another smart, beautiful, talented, and AWE-INSPIRING sister.
Dr. Kerry Washington:
Transcript of speech here:
Thank you sister Washington!
Full commencement ceremony here:
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President gives a shout out to Leland Shelton during his commencement address.
Leland and Morehouse President Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. share their joy and appreciation for President Obama’s message.
Sounds like Dr. Wilson, Morehouse President and the Morehouse graduates LOVED President Obama’s MESSAGE.
Here’s a great read by Leland from 2009
WJZ telephone interview with Leland
ALL BLACK, ALL MALE We SALUTE the MOREHOUSE Class of 2013! And thank you President Obama for your love and service to our MEN and our COUNTRY.
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Maze are a soul / quiet storm band, also known alternately as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Frankie Beverly and Maze, was established in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s.
The band can be considered as the project formerly known as The Butlers, and later Raw Soul, with member Frankie Beverly being songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist.
The Philadelphia born Beverly started the group as Raw Soul in 1970. They recorded a couple of singles on the small Gregar label, but without any major hits. With a few personnel changes, a relocation from Philadelphia to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in 1971, and an introduction to Marvin Gaye, the group became an immediate success. Gaye took the group on the road with him as one of his opening acts, and in 1976, he suggested that they changed their name from Raw Soul to Maze.
First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Meet Betesegaw Tadele, Valedictorian for class of 2013 and other Morehouse alumni and faculty.
We’ll post full video of the commencement ceremony when available.
Transcript of President Obama’s address here.
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