Born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in August 1924, Dinah Washington moved to Chicago’s South Side when she was three or four. Her mother played piano at St. Luke’s Baptist Church, passing along her keyboard prowess to her young offspring. Spirituals comprised much of her initial focus; she ho
Paul Taylor is an American choreographer well-known for his classical style of modern dance.
Taylor began his dance training at Juilliard and Connecticut College. He studied with Martha Graham in whose company he was a soloist from 1955 to 1962. In 1954, Taylor had founded his own dance compa