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Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White will be remembered through music

Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White will be remembered through music

By Maliik Obee and Ahjahnae LaQuer The music world was rocked with the news of 74 year-old Maurice White’s death. White was the founder of Earth Wind & Fire and had battled with Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years before being found dead in his Los Angeles home, Thursday.   White wrote and produced countless hits for Earth Wind & Fire over the last five decades, winning seven Grammy Awards of his own. Although the band was originally signed by record label, Warner Brothers as a jazz act, it was White’s idea to combine elements of jazz, rock and […]

by · February 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS

“There Was a Boy” Is Coming to Morgan State

by Tiffany BrownOpera at Morgan will present the Broadway-style jazz opera “There Was a Boy” at the Murphy Fine Arts Center for the first time this beginning this Thursday through the weekend. Nat King Cole’s talented voice gained the attention of Capital Records from 1943 to 1965, bringing him sought after fame. Through his career as a traditional pop artist, though now known as jazz, he longed for his father’s approval. The jazz opera is told through the eyes of his father who was a Baptist preacher. Writer James Rich plays the role of Nat King Cole. Vice President of […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT