Category Archives: Current Events

Tuesday Open Thread | Otis Redding Jr. Week

More Otis! Check out the official Otis Redding Web site

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Monday Open Thread | Otis Redding Jr. Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is Mr. Otis Redding Jr. He may have been a Georgia native, but the name Otis Redding will always be synonymous with Memphis, Tennessee. The music he made there has become among the … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

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The John Birch Society started the ‘Support Your Local Police’

The John Birch Society opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming it violated the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and overstepped individual ‘states rights’ to enact laws regarding civil rights.

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Saturday Open Thread |Quiet Storm Week

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (born April 10, 1959) is an American R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 11 Grammy Awards. Edmonds was born on … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread |Quiet Storm Week

Known as the “King of Motown,” Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, which delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 19, 1940, Smokey Robinson is second to only Berry Gordy in … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread |Quiet Storm Week

Baker joined the group in 1975 and the group toured relentlessly until securing a deal with Ariola Records in 1979. The group’s first album, Chapter 8, was released that year and featured the singles “Ready for Your Love“, a duet … Continue reading

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