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Fashion & Jazz

A few years ago, PJP was introduced to an interesting gentlemen, Alphonso D. McClendon; Author, Fashion Historian and Assistant Professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. McClendon was a participant in our November 2013 Community Conversation, Cool Like What?: A Conversation on the History of Cool.   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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