Kadene Porter

Recollections of MLK, 40 years to the day

A generation ago, and 40-years to this day, at 6:01 pm, a single shot rang out in Memphis, Tennessee, and a sniper’s bullet found its mark. The United States and indeed the rest of the world would later watch, read or listen in horror, as newscasts, newsreels and headlines tolled reports that Nobel Laureate and …

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James Brown and Pavarotti – Mesmerizing!

It must have been the most unlikely duo of all time. This idea that the disciplined lyric tenor of Luciano Pavarotti, crowned “King of the High Cs”, that note that could bring you to tears, could be somehow intermingled with the raspy funk-infused blues-chantings of the irrepressible “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, would hardly have …

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