On This Day: Natalie Cole

On This Day: Natalie Cole

Feb 6, 2015

On This Day: February 6, 1950, singer Natalie Cole was born in Los Angeles, California. ‘Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a number one single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) and her first two Grammy® awards for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.  Cole has an extensive […]

On This Day: Donna Summer

On This Day: Donna Summer

Dec 31, 2014

On This Day: December 31, 1948, singer/songwriter and ‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Watch summer perform ‘Love to Love You Baby’ [in the video below] from her album [with the same title], released in 1975.  Summer was also visual artist [an avid painter], and says this about her work when interviewed by Ray Schweibert […]

Life’s Essentials: Celebrating Love, Art & Activism

Life’s Essentials: Celebrating Love, Art & Activism

Dec 18, 2014

On This Day: December 18, 1917 Ossie Davis was born (Raiford Chatman Davis) in Cogdell Georgia. I felt it was befitting to share photographs of both Davis and Ruby Dee (his wife of 57 years) as they were both legends of the stage and screen, as well as activists. ‘Life Essentials with Ruby Dee’, a documentary of their lives […]