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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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The Sharpshooters Harlem, NYC, 1936 
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Shoeshine Harlem, New York, 1936 
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She is….

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CultureSOUL: *Blues & Jazz men* - The Great Migration era (1930s-1940s)

  1. Willie Smith and Fats Waller, 1937. Photo by Charles Peterson
  2. Little Bill Gaither, Big Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim, Chicago, 1940. 
  3. Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y, 1947.

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"Education begins at the home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him." - Geoffrey Holder. The legendary dancer Carmen de Lavallade shared this beautiful photo on her Facebook page of her husband, the legendary dancer, actor, painter and director Geoffrey Holder with their son, Leo. While I understand that Mr. Holder is retired, Ms. Carmen de Lavallade is still performing masterfully today! Her latest show, “As I Remember It” will have its world premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts in June 2014 and will tour nationally through 2015. You can visit her website for more information. 

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Meryl Streep / Manhattan (1979)

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"I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat (Photo: New York Times Magazine, 1985)

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The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library.

— Maya Angelou

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mos def/yasiin bey

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Pablo Picasso kisses his daughter Paloma, 1953

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Ralph Gibson.

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