Category Archives: Open Thread

Thursday Open Thread | Jazz Week: Abbey Lincoln

Today’s Jazz Figure is Abbey Lincoln. From Lincoln’s Obituary in the Guardian: If Abbey Lincoln was overwhelmed by the responsibility of being proclaimed “the last of the jazz singers”, she never let it show. As her great contemporaries and principal … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Hacker ‘Guccifer’: I Got Inside Hillary Clinton’s Server

The Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary Clinton’s private email address is making a bombshell new claim — that he also gained access to the former Secretary of State’s “completely unsecured” server. “It was like an open orchid on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Jazz Week: Dinah Washington

Today’s Jazz Figure is Dinah Washington. Dinah Washington skirted the boundaries of blues, jazz and popular music, becoming the most popular black female recording artist of the Fifties. Dinah Washington was born Ruth Lee Jones on August 29, 1924, in … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Jazz Week: Duke Ellington

Today’s Jazz figure is Duke Ellington.   Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Jazz Week : Louis Armstrong

This week was inspired by the latest in the White House’s Music Series: Jazz. Today’s gift from America to the world is Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

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Saturday Open Thread | Could Bernie Sanders Pick Up More Delegates in New York?

Two lawsuits are brewing in New York state, seeking to stop the New York primary election results from being certified. The suits, one filed by attorney Mark Moody and one filed by attorneys for Election Justice USA, are approaching the … Continue reading

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