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America, Black History Month, and Chicago: <p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p> <p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War in 1868, to a former slave man and freeborn black woman. His father worked as a laborer for the railroad and his mother was a maid. When not working, his father liked to play the violin for plantation parties in North Carolina while his mother sang and played the banjo. Joplin was given a rudimentary musical education by his family and from the age of seven he was allowed to play the piano while his mother cleaned.</p> <p>Joplin was ambitious about learning piano, often practicing after school. He was tutored for a while by German Jew who had emigrated to America. This teacher taught him folk, classical, and opera music, encouraging him to recognize music as an art form. Joplin never forgot the man’s kindness and sent the ill and aging man a gift of money once he had become successful.</p> <p>Jump and did some work as a real way labor but decided to abandon this in pursuit of a musical career. He soon realized that there were not a lot of opportunities for black musicians, churches and brothels being the primary places he could play piano. But he saw some minor success at the Chicago world‘s fair and went on to published several significantly popular ragtime pieces.</p> <p>He composed an opera and move to New York to get it published, unfortunately art music was a field largely closed off the African-Americans. He did not get to see the opera have any success in his lifetime, although it was successfully staged in the 1970s.</p>
America, Black History Month, and Chicago: <p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p>

<p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War in 1868, to a former slave man and freeborn black woman. His father worked as a laborer for the railroad and his mother was a maid. When not working, his father liked to play the violin for plantation parties in North Carolina while his mother sang and played the banjo. Joplin was given a rudimentary musical education by his family and from the age of seven he was allowed to play the piano while his mother cleaned.</p>

<p>Joplin was ambitious about learning piano, often practicing after school. He was tutored for a while by German Jew who had emigrated to America. This teacher taught him folk, classical, and opera music, encouraging him to recognize music as an art form. Joplin never forgot the man’s kindness and sent the ill and aging man a gift of money once he had become successful.</p>

<p>Jump and did some work as a real way labor but decided to abandon this in pursuit of a musical career. He soon realized that there were not a lot of opportunities for black musicians, churches and brothels being the primary places he could play piano. But he saw some minor success at the Chicago world‘s fair and went on to published several significantly popular ragtime pieces.</p>

<p>He composed an opera and move to New York to get it published, unfortunately art music was a field largely closed off the African-Americans. He did not get to see the opera have any success in his lifetime, although it was successfully staged in the 1970s.</p>

<p>Black history month day 11: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin.</p> <p>Stock Joplin was born just three years after the end of the Civil War ...

Black History Month, Church, and Girls: <p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p> <p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. She started playing piano when she was three years old and dreamed to one day become an a concert pianist. Her first official recital performance was it a classical recital when she was 12. Her parents, who had taken front row seats for the recital, were forced to move to the back due to segregation at the venue. When Simone found out about it, she refused to play until her parents were allowed to move back to the front. This event sparked her later activism.</p> <p>With the help of scholarship money, Simone was able to attend Allen High School for Girls in Asheville, North Carolina. After her graduation she spent the summer of 1950 at the Juilliard School, as a student of Carl Friedberg, preparing for her addition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Despite a fantastic and well received audition, Simone was denied admission to the school. She suspected racial prejudice was to blame.</p> <p>In order to make ends meet, Simone ended up taking a job as a resident pianist and singer at a bar. This is when she changed her name from Eunice Waymon to Nina Simone, in order to disguise her identity from her minister parents who did not approve of her playing “the devil’s music“ in bars and clubs. Her mixture of genres, including jazz, blues, and classical music in her performances at the bar earned her a small but loyal fan base.</p> <p>Though she had always drawn on her African-American roots in her music, in the 60s and 70s Simone became very active in civil rights and anti-Vietnam causes. She wrote her now well known song “Mississippi Goddam” in response to racist attacks and murders, including the high profile Birmingham church bombing that killed for little black girls and partially blinded a fifth. She considered it her first civil rights anthem.</p> <p>Later in life Simone moved Barbados and then France, where she lived out her days until passing of breast cancer in 2003. Her ashes were scattered in several African countries and she is survived by one daughter, an actress and singer who uses the stage name Simone.</p>
Black History Month, Church, and Girls: <p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p>

<p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933. She started playing piano when she was three years old and dreamed to one day become an a concert pianist. Her first official recital performance was it a classical recital when she was 12. Her parents, who had taken front row seats for the recital, were forced to move to the back due to segregation at the venue. When Simone found out about it, she refused to play until her parents were allowed to move back to the front. This event sparked her later activism.</p>

<p>With the help of scholarship money, Simone was able to attend Allen High School for Girls in Asheville, North Carolina. After her graduation she spent the summer of 1950 at the Juilliard School, as a student of Carl Friedberg, preparing for her addition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Despite a fantastic and well received audition, Simone was denied admission to the school. She suspected racial prejudice was to blame.</p>

<p>In order to make ends meet, Simone ended up taking a job as a resident pianist and singer at a bar. This is when she changed her name from Eunice Waymon to Nina Simone, in order to disguise her identity from her minister parents who did not approve of her playing “the devil’s music“ in bars and clubs. Her mixture of genres, including jazz, blues, and classical music in her performances at the bar earned her a small but loyal fan base.</p>

<p>Though she had always drawn on her African-American roots in her music, in the 60s and 70s Simone became very active in civil rights and anti-Vietnam causes. She wrote her now well known song “Mississippi Goddam” in response to racist attacks and murders, including the high profile Birmingham church bombing that killed for little black girls and partially blinded a fifth. She considered it her first civil rights anthem.</p>

<p>Later in life Simone moved Barbados and then France, where she lived out her days until passing of breast cancer in 2003. Her ashes were scattered in several African countries and she is survived by one daughter, an actress and singer who uses the stage name Simone.</p>

<p>Black history month artistic figures day five: Singer, pianist, and activist Nina Simone.</p> <p>Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Wa...

Being Alone, Andre 3000, and Memes: Andre 3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, Big Boi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: "When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files" @balleralert も/ Read More: www.balleralert.conm Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After more than a decade since the release of the smash hit, “Hey Ya,” and about a year since a feature, Andre 3000 sat down with GQ Style to provide an update on his latest undertakings, his musical vault and the other half of the duo, OutKast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper spoke with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Will Welch for a Q&A, where he also dished on his ideas for an Anita Baker merchandise line, regrets and his relationship with his parents before they passed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Andre discussed the thought of putting out more music, but ultimately revealed that he feels like he accomplished what he wanted to. The only regret he would have would be never putting out his own project. But, if he were to pass away, “people will find hours and hours of files” of music. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing the piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder,” he said, as he explained his diagnosis of a “social thing,” which resulted in his moving to New York to face his issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper revealed that he was always uneasy or nervous in the spotlight, which lead to his long hiatus – taking years to re-adjust outside of the limelight. But, much of it had to do with his early success, signing a record deal at the age of 18. However, he said his partner, Big Boi, has......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Being Alone, Andre 3000, and Memes: Andre 3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of
 Music Career, Big Boi Being The Better Rapper and His
 Music Vault: "When I Pass Away, People Will Find
 Hours and Hours of Files"
 @balleralert
 も/
 Read More: www.balleralert.conm
Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People Will Find Hours and Hours of Files” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After more than a decade since the release of the smash hit, “Hey Ya,” and about a year since a feature, Andre 3000 sat down with GQ Style to provide an update on his latest undertakings, his musical vault and the other half of the duo, OutKast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper spoke with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Will Welch for a Q&A, where he also dished on his ideas for an Anita Baker merchandise line, regrets and his relationship with his parents before they passed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Andre discussed the thought of putting out more music, but ultimately revealed that he feels like he accomplished what he wanted to. The only regret he would have would be never putting out his own project. But, if he were to pass away, “people will find hours and hours of files” of music. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing the piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder,” he said, as he explained his diagnosis of a “social thing,” which resulted in his moving to New York to face his issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rapper revealed that he was always uneasy or nervous in the spotlight, which lead to his long hiatus – taking years to re-adjust outside of the limelight. But, much of it had to do with his early success, signing a record deal at the age of 18. However, he said his partner, Big Boi, has......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Andre3000 Sits Down With GQ Style; Talks End Of Music Career, BigBoi Being The Better Rapper and His Music Vault: “When I Pass Away, People ...