Philadelphia-area abstract painter Ellen Priest has used jazz as the subject for her layered, collaged paintings since 1990. Most recently, she completed a four-year body of work titled, “Jazz: Edward Simon’s ‘Venezuelan Suite’ #1
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as his stage name, Jay-Z, is an American hip hop artist and businessman. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. He is one of the most financially successful h
Rock critic and cultural commentator Greil Marcus earned a degree in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Marcus was a columnist and the first reviews editor for Rolling Stone magazine. He also has also written for Creem, the Village Voice and Artforum.
His books include M
Born in the South Bronx, to Puertorrican descent, Willie Colón stands as an icon of Salsa Music and the Nuyorican culture.
The singer, trombonist and producer recorded his first album at the age of 16 with Fania Records (the Motown of Salsa). His main singer was the legendary Héctor Lavoe.