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Albert Murray, Scholar Who Saw a Multicolored American Culture, Dies at 97

Albert Murray - author and co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Wynton Learson Marsalis: Trumpeter, Composer, Teacher, Music Educator, & Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, United States. Promoted appreciation of classical & jazz music often to young audiences. Wikipedia

Roy Hargrove Roy Hargrove live @ Montlouis / Festival Jazz en Touraine 2011. Copyright Xavier Chertier - tous droits réservés - all rights reserved. Contacter l'auteur avant toute utilisation - contact the author before any use. Disponible en tirage d'art numéroté et signé - available in fine art limited edition, hand signed.

Bo Diddley presents Troy Michael Andrews (Trombone Shorty) at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1990 • Michael P. Smith Photography

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Wants Nothing To Do With Your Proust Questionnaire

SIr Arthur Conan Doyle andwers an 1899 version of the Proust questionsaire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle answers an 1899 version of the Proust questionnaire with equal parts wisdom and snark. Semi-related, what Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes teaches us about life.

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William Faulkner’s Little-Known Jazz Age Drawings, with a Side of Literary Derision

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What’s Your Poetry Personality? Find Out Which Poetry Movement Matches You!

What's Your Poetry Personality? Which Poetry Movement Matches You? | For all the poets out there! - (Personal outcome: Fireside Poet)

The Omni-Americans written by Albert Murray: "Mr. Murray was one of the last surviving links to a period of flowering creativity and spreading ferment among the black intelligentsia in postwar America, when the growing force of the civil rights movement gave rise to new bodies of thought about black identity, black political power and the prospects for equality in a society with a history of racism."

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Seamus Heaney Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry

Seamus Heaney (RIP) Reads “Death of a Naturalist” and His Nobel Lecture on the Power of Poetry

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11 Dystopian Novels You Absolutely Need To Read

Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers