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Brubeck led iconic jazz ensemble in '50s, 60s; crossed onto pop charts with 'Take Five'

(CNN) -- Jazz fans, as with their counterparts in rock 'n' roll, tend to enthralled with the outlaws, renegades and mystics in their artistic realm. The further "out" jazz musicians or composers are in their personal lives, goes the myth, the more visionary and transcendent their output. Who creates great, or even good art by playing it safe?


He created the Jackson 5, the legendary R&B and pop group made up of his sons

(CNN) -- Joe Jackson, the Jackson family patriarch, suffered a stroke Thursday morning and is being treated in a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the Jackson family said.


'I have come to the conclusion that I am not the best candidate to lead OBT into that future'

Oregon Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Christopher Stowell today cited a change in the organization's business model as the reason for submitting his resignation after nine years as the popular and successful leader of the company.


30 percent of the site's 1 billion users must participate for it to count

(CNN) -- Facebook will hold a vote, possibly later this week, in which it will ask users to abolish their right to vote on changes to the social network's privacy policies.


Since the Twitter spat, cxomedian Jenny Johnson has reported receiving threatening messages

(CNN) -- Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account after getting into a vulgar war of words with comedian and writer Jenny Johnson on Sunday.


Christianity is now a very difference experience for sisters, depending on their social class

In this age of mega-churches and prosperity theology, it is natural to wonder how many members of the black clergy even bother to minister to the needs of the least of the their brethren anymore


'At the center of the book is the story of white Jesus… how he rose to become a conflicted icon of white supremacy'

What did Jesus look like? The only hint we get from the scriptures is contained in the book of Revelation which describes Christ as having woolly hair. Otherwise, we know he was a Jew from an area of the world where most folks were brown-skinned a couple of millennia ago.


MOBO elevates black music and culture to mainstream popular status

The annual MOBO Awards has become one of the most televised music shows in the world and showcases the best British and international urban music talent. The MOBO Awards continue to attract the largest prime time multicultural audience in Europe


How might the President respond if your child wrote him a letter expressing his or her most urgent concerns?

The book was compiled by Gregory J. Reed, Esq., founder of Keeper of the Word Foundation, and includes a biographical sketch of the President, as well Barack Obama trivia, plus a list of his greatest accomplishments since taking office. Still, the meat and potatoes of this opus are all the heartfelt exchanges.


Black Panther play 'Party People' was stellar hit of the season

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up its 77th season Sunday night with the final performance of Romeo and Juliet, a celebration and dedication of the Thomas Theatre (formerly New Theatre) and farewells to a number of long-time company members


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