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Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
4 Dec 2014 // 9:15 PM
In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder.
Dead Stars Tell No Tales: Whitney Houston's Death Casts New Light Onto Memoirs by Two '70s Pop Stars
28 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Just as the winners of the war tend to write the history books, only survivors write memoirs. Nile Rodgers' Le Freak and Gil Scott-Heron's The Last Holiday.
Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul
28 Sep 2016 // 9:05 PM
A collection of kids, pushed by parents or teachers or by their own dreams of pop stardom, aspire to follow in the path of the Jacksons.
Bill Ortiz: Winter in America EP
21 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz provides a fitting tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.