DUANE PARHAM – MY TURN

Image by Meta Rose Art & Business Duane Parham is a saxophonist from Detroit, Michigan. Known for his exceptional contributions to Smooth Jazz, RnB and Gospel music throughout his fifty-year-career, Parham is heralded as one of Detroit’s most popular jazz musicians. Today, […]

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Shirley and Willie’s House

Visiting Shirley and Willie’s house is an event in itself, because it is situated high in the mountains of Huntsville. The ascent begins as soon as one exits Memorial Parkway, rising higher and higher, leaving businesses and houses behind. Even though I […]

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CRISFIELD MARYLAND WELCOMES DUANE PARHAM

Crisfield, Maryland welcomes Duane Parham! I did not know this town existed until a couple of months ago! I am thrilled to know it now! Still. . . I have not visited it. . . but see it through the eyes of […]

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The 2023 OSCARS

The 2023 Oscars, like previous years, generated news, glamour and excitement! However, this writer felt a different vibe–a vibe of inclusion that embraced talent . . .without cultural biases. The atmosphere seemed to say, “intelligence, talent and hard work have no boundaries […]

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Greatest Artists of All Time

Having a title of Greatest Artists of All Time gets the attention of anyone who understands not only art and music, but also humanity. All Time. For most people, that dates back over 2022 years ago. Out of a list of 100, […]

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MY LIFE JOURNEY

My life journey can be summed up in a few words: musician, father, talk show host, author, entrepreneur and CEO of a nonprofit. Each responsibility planted seeds the others help cultivate and nurture until the whole blossomed into adulthood. When a saxophone […]

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WORLD’S BEST OPERATIC DIVAS

Leontyne Price Leontyne Price, one of the world’s best operatic divas, was born in Laurel, Mississippi. For many young African American girls, her musical ability was a success story. She inspired hope and gave them a sense of pride and accomplishment. Ms. […]

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MODELS IN RAINBOW COLORS

Models in rainbow colors enhance a runway. Colors include the models themselves and the colors and styles they use to “strut the runway.” Diversity is the key! No one enjoys seeing a wardrobe of all pinks or all blues. Clothing should match […]

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ARETHA: HEART OF SOUL

I Never Met Her . . . but I Knew Her ARETHA: Heart of Soul was also the Queen of Soul. Like millions of people around the world, I knew Aretha Franklin through her music–music that touched the heart and massaged the soul. The […]

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MODELS THAT GLOW

A RAINBOW SHINES WITH MANY RAYS OF LIGHT What are you looking for at a fashion show? Models that glow! Glowing means translating to the observer what your stroll across the runway means. It says my outfit radiates a warm, sunny day […]

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