An Introduction to Women in Early Jazz BLANCHE CALLOWAY (1904-1978) – Jazz Pioneer Singer Blanche Calloway was very much overshadowed by her brother Cab Calloway’s superstadom. She was very successful in the early 1930s when she fronted her own band that consisted mostly of guys from the Andy Kirk band. Blanche Calloway put together some […]
Archive for March, 2013
NPR Music Reviews takes a look at new music from R&B singers Nicole Wray and Terri Walker both had promising starts to their careers more than ten years ago.
NPR’s Michelle Tell Me More looks in to the trend of fewer Americans are having babies. Instead, many are putting their careers or savings accounts first. But experts say the country’s low birthrate could be disastrous for the economy. Host Michel Martin examines the trend with her parenting roundtable.
The Vatican City was filled with well-wishers and world leaders as Pope Francis began the formal start of his papacy. Tuesday morning he offered a passionate pledge to serve “the poorest, the weakest, the least important,” striking the same tones of humility as have marked the days since he was elected last week. On a […]