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Crisis In Black Culture Talk Postponed-Rescheduled

  With the impending snowstorm at our doorstep, we will postpone tomorrow’s Community Conversation and we have rescheduled for next Monday at the same place and time.   So join us next week for our …. Community Conversation: Crisis In Black Culture Monday, March 10th, 6:30pm First District Plaza 3801 Market   Read More....

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Crisis In Black Culture Talk - Rescheduled

My most sincere apologies to our panelists, guests, volunteers, photographers and video folk who came out last night for our Community Conversation: A Crisis In Black Culture, scheduled to happen on Monday, February 17th at 6:30pm at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.   It did not happen. We were unable to get into the   Read More....

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A Crisis In Black Culture

Community Conversations bring together the general public to discuss pertinent cultural topics. Hosted by Homer Jackson, the process is informal and the audience is encouraged to dialogue on equal footing with our special guests. Monday | February 17 | 6:30 p.m. African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA   Read More....

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What Is Cool?

  Cool is that quality that people appreciate in others and wish they had themselves. It's definitely the opposite of Corny, or Whack, or Uncool. The very first person considered to use the word, Cool like we use it now, was the saxophonist, Lester Young sometime in the 1930s. Young nicknamed Pres, [short for President] by Billie   Read More....

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Fall Happenings

If you missed it, Listening Party#3 3 was a great success. Taking place at the cozy Pavilion on the beautiful grounds of the The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Andorra section of the city, we had a nice crowd who enjoyed both the music and the location. The weather was just chilly enough for the roaring fire that we   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
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