Category Archives: Politics

Tuesday Open Thread | Peabo Bryson Week

Hello, everyone! More Peabo… Bryson’s family not only instilled in him his work ethic, but a love for music as well. “My mother was a serious music lover. Whenever there was somebody great in town, she’d drag us along to … Continue reading

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Shujayea: Massacre at Dawn

Shujayea: Massacre at Dawn A powerful film with exclusive footage from the day of the Israeli assault on the densely populated Shujayea district. Filmmakers: Amjad Almalki and Ahmad Ashour Amid a renewed cycle of escalating tensions and violence, Israel launched … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Peabo Bryson Week!

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is Mr. Peabo Bryson. Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peapo Bryson, April 13, 1951, given name changed from “Peapo” to Peabo c. 1965) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | A Song for Palestine

Song for Palestine Happy Sunday, everyone. I am so heartbroken this morning. I want to wail at seeing the suffering, destruction and loss of life of the Palestinian people. They have a human right to live, survive and thrive. Pray … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Best of Motown

The Jackson 5 (later known as the The Jacksons) are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana; a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Best of Motown

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, they were highly influential to R&B and soul music.[1] Known to always … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Best of Motown

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins),[1] known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Best of Motown

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.,[1] was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including “How Sweet It Is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Best of Motown

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and showtunes. Founded as The … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Best of Motown

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to … Continue reading

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