NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Harry Belafonte attends Tribeca Talks: After The Movie: Battle Of amfAR during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2013 in New York City.
Unlike the other casinos, black entertainers and guests could stay at Moulin Rouge. Heavyweight champion Joe Louis greeted visitors, and from the start, the club had sold-out shows that attracted A-list entertainers such as Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte, Tallulah Bankhead, Nat King Cole, and Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer Harry Belafonte almost lost his sight after one dose. And Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick died of methamphetamine poisoning by Jacobson, her family believes.
It’s not contagious. And my doctor says I can now speak in a sexy Marilyn Monroe voice. Or just think of me like Harry Belafonte. He’s sounded like this for years!More quotes »
Public Enemy enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Donna Summer and Usher set to honor Quincy Jones , who received the Rock Hall's Ahmet Ertegun Award with Lou Adler . Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee were to induct Public Enemy.An edited version of the Rock Hall ceremony will air on HBO on May 18.Public Enemy Read more »
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Usher, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, and Marc Anthony Take the Stage for the 2013 Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival
WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Music superstar Usher has been announced as one of the headlining acts for the highly anticipated 4th Annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. He joins an impressive roster including some of the most popular artists o 6/17/13 from Business Wire Read more »
Harry Belafonte to keynote Yale's symposium on Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time; Program launches Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative
NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stressing that dyslexia is "a civil rights of our time," with approximately one of every five people struggling with the learning disability and many more, especially in communities of color, going undiagno from PR Newswire Read more »
Julie Hoogland: 3 things I learned from Harry Belafonte's visit to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The remarkable singer and international political and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte came to Grand Rapids this week. He was the speaker and honored guest at the 60th Anniversary Civil Rights Dinner Gala, held by the Grand Rapid from MLive.com Read more »
Belafonte speaks at Civil Rights Gala
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Civil rights activist Harry Belafonte was the keynote speaker at Monday evening's Civil Rights Dinner Gala in Grand Rapids. The event was held at DeVos Place by the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission (CRC) and the Di from WOOD-TV Read more »
Music for foreign ears
I was sitting at a café in North London the other day, admiring the resilience of the freezing European winter rain in the teeth of mid-May. The café is not a great café, the coffee it serves is less than scintillating (especially for a café run by Itali from Calcutta Telegraph Read more »