Smith , whom is Teacher’s assistant , William Smith . She didn’t realize till her wedding that she Levitt shortly after and married him and later had two children with him , then they later divorced because he was a alcoholic . She did three musicals while carrying her second child and then went into the hospital recovering from the caesarean birth . While in the hospital she was visited by Dorothy Fields and was asked to star as Annie Oakley in a musical Fields brother was writing , Merman accepted , but in late November Field’s brother died , Irving Berlin was hired to take his place and that’s where the show Annie Get Your Gun came from . Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 16 , 1946 and ran for approximately 1,147 in three years .
She took advantage of every opportunity she was given to sing and performed in local amateur shows at movie houses as well as in a number of the storefront churches located throughout black neighborhoods (Greene, pg 9). In 1928, Billie’s mother took her to New York City. It was there where her renditions of famous songs like "Riffin' the Scotch" and "Your Mother's Son-in-Law" established her as a prodigious singer (Billie Holiday, par 2). The biography, “Billie Holiday,” gives accounts her different career accomplishments and collaborations: In 1933, she was spotted performing in Harlem by the critic and producer John Hammond, who brought her to Columbia Records, where she recorded classic sessions with such jazz greats as pianist Teddy Wilson and tenor saxophonist Lester Young, who gave Holiday her nickname, "Lady Day" (Kliment, par
Ever since then Selena has been performing in front of crowds. The first time she performed in her parents restaurant she knew that’s what she was born to do. Selena started small just like most popular musicians do. She and her siblings played their songs at state fairs
With her immense colorful performances, creative costumes, and distinctive singing voice, she blended right in during the “jazz baby” movement. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to Carrie McDonald. Carrie’s parents had been adopted by parents who were victims of the slave trade and of African descent. Josephine’s father had rumored to be drummer Eddie Carson, but it was never clarified nor denied. At an early age of 8, Josephine was put to work.
While reading this it seems that Nelly likes to flirt and have a good time. Nelly talks about how she is going to live in Chicago and get singing lessons and doing different adventure, she tells her friend that she is engaged but does not where the ring on her finger but have it on a necklace. Nelly’s friend moved to Denver for collage but found out that Nelly was teaching sixth grade in Riverbend school when she graduated. Nelly was going to marry a person named Scott during the springtime, she decided to join a Baptist church, and she was going to be baptize. The baptize was going to take place where Nelly and her friend did their play the next day Nelly’s friend went to see her and she seem sad.
“Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad "conductors"(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger"”(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). Harriet was also a nurse and a spy during the American Civil War(“Harriet Tubman summary”). “Harriet Tubman led Colonel James Montgomery and his 2nd South Carolina regiment, composed of freed black men, up the Combahee River in South Carolina’s southern Low Country”(“Harriet Tubman summary”).
At the end of it an expression of belief and happiness danced to the song "Right on be free". Ailey says " I am trying to express something that I feel about people, life, the human spirit the beauty of things". 1980 Ailey suffered a break down that put him in the hospital for several weeks. He lost a close friend he was going through a midlife crisis he was also having money problems but he kept working, his reputation as the founding father of modern day dance grew over decades. Ailey received many honors such as the Springarn Medal, Capezio award, and the Kennedy center honors prize.
"He was such a warrior, and it's motivating me to be that individual," she said. Ms. Slope has encountered the passing of a musical whiz before: Working as a foundation vocalist in 2009, she was decided to two part harmony with Michael Jackson on "This Is It," his arranged show arrangement in London. He kicked the bucket under three weeks before its begin. Ms. Slope played out a passionate version of "Mend the World" with a kids' choir at his broadcast commemoration administration.
In 1938 she shaped a prolonged engagement at Cafe Society; the following year she joined Benny Goodman on a radio broadcast; she was regularly operating the massive New York theaters and the famous 52nd Street clubs, including Kelly's Stables and the Onyx Club all in addition to her recording successes. Two songs of the period are noteworthy: the first, "Strange Fruit," with a haunting lyric by Lewis Allan to which Billie contributed the music, is a graphic depiction of a lynching; her record company,
The leader I choose was Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was an African American Civil Rights activist, Author, & poet who issued 7 autobiographies 3 essay books and various poetry books, and had done a number of plays. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 and recently died on May 28, 2014. Some time during World War 2 Maya won a Scholarship to study acting and dance at the California Labor School, in San Francisco, California. At the time Maya became the first African American female cable car conductor(A job she had for a short amount of time).
My name is Ethel Waters. I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896 as a result of the rape of my teenaged mother, Louise Anderson; she was 13 years at that time. My father John Waters is a pianist and family acquaintance from a mixed-race middle-class background, but he played no role in raising me. I was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. I frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although I began my career in the 1920s singing blues.
I am going to tell you some things about carrie underwood. The first thing is her childhood next her personal life last but not least how she became a singer. Childhood Carrie Underwood was born March, 10 1983.She was born in Muskogee but raised on a farm in oklahoma.
“It’s a long old road, but I know I,m gonna find the end,” that is one of Bessie Smith famous quotes. Bessie Smith is an American blues singer and is also known for “Empress of the Blues”. Bessie Smith was born April 15, 1894 and died on September 26, 1937. First I’m going to talk about her whole life. Then I’m going to talk about her career and what songs she did.
The African American singer Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born to the parents William And Laura Smith. William was a laborer and a part-time Baptist priest. Bessie was one of the seven children in her family.