January 20 - 12
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ms. Etta James
“At Last” is a song that will always remain buried in my memory as a song that not only makes me feel relaxed but also reminds me of my mother as I was growing up. You see, before I knew who the Stones or the Beatles were, I would hear this song play on my mother’s old Crosley record player during the holidays and always knew she was baking cookies.
Miss Peaches or better known as Etta James has that effect on people. Back in 2000 Rolling Stone Magazine ranked her #62 in their list of 100 greatest artist of all time. With her bluesy voice with a touch of gospel elements as well as her influence on so many singer/songwriters, she should be rated much better than #62. She was loved by many and worshiped by others and her voice will live on forever. Ms. Etta James passed away on January 20, 2012 at the tender age of 73.
Alex Espinosa – Music Coordinator
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June 21 - 10
It’s now coming up on a year since the world of music lost their King of Pop. Responses around the world made it clear that Michael Jackson was a pop icon, and his music and life inspired and touched the hearts of people across multiple generations on a global level. The days following the announcement of his death, tributes to Michael were created throughout the world and shared across the internet. On the one year anniversary of his passing, I wanted to share what I thought were some of the tribute highlights.
The following video is a clip from “Dancing with the Stars” and features Latoya Jackson during the intro and was sponsored by Macy’s. The songs featured are I Want You Back, Man In The Mirror and Thriller. You thought trying to mimic the moves in Thriller were hard, try doing it in 6 inch stilettos on a hard-wood floor. Mad kudus to the ladies for pulling that one off.
Dancing isn’t your cup of tea? Well, that’s alright since this next video features Sam Tsui (vocalist) and Kurt Hugo Schneider (producer) who do an amazing a capella 7 part harmonic version of a Michael Jackson medley including snippets of hits Man In The Mirror,... Read More