Nina Simone - Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach,and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic low tenor. She injected as much of her classical background into her music as possible to give it more depth and quality, as she felt that pop music was inferior to classical. / My Dad adored her voice and singing style. FOR A SONG, CLICK ON PIC
Ashford and Simpson's enduring marriage was proof positive that Hollywood relationships can last a lifetime. In a land where seven-year relationships are considered "a good run," Ashford and Simpson were married for 38 years, until Ashford's death in 2011. And as every good love story is full of even better love songs, this couple gave us some of the most memorable tunes of all time, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."
Denzel Washington, everyone's favorite leading man, has been devoted to his leading lady, Pauletta, for 29 years. The couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa in 1995. The secret to their success? "Do what she tells me," Denzel said in a 2010 interview.
Michelle Obama impressed state-dinner guests on Wednesday, wearing a subtly ruched blue Marchesa gown with Tom Binns pearls while waiting with the president for the arrival of United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, on the White House's North Portico. Guests dined on bison Wellington and enjoyed performances by John Legend and British folk group Mumford & Sons.