To earn money, Bessie and her brother became street performers, with her dancing and singing and him playing the guitar. In 1912, Bessie performed with Ma Rainey and became a dancer in a theatre and eventually starting singing in different places. Bessie Smith was married two times in her life. She first married Earl Love in 1920 and he died a year later. In 1923 on June 7, Bessie Smith married Jack Gee, a security guard.
She impressed Wally and he gave her a chance to audition for Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. They turned her down, unfortunately. She started performing in Winchester and soon married Gerald Cline. She was featured in Bill Peers Melody Playboys of Brunswick, Maryland. Bill got her a record contract with Four Star Records and her career took off.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey. She grew up singing gospel music as a young girl in her church choir with family members, and with her mother, the choir director. It was ordained that she would be a singer when she grew up. At the age of 15, Whitney was trying to capture a record deal of her own. While she tried to acquire a record deal, she was discovered by a photographer.
Faith started singing early; she had her first performance at a 4-H luncheon at the age of 7. That is where her life as a singer began. By the time Faith was a teen she was performing at local churches. At 17 years old Faith performed in a band at a local rodeo. She graduated from McLaurin Attendance Center in 1986.
Jackie Evancho is a classical crossover singer. (2) This means that she sings music that is partly pop and partly operatic. (3) She is also a child prodigy, which means that she is extraordinarily talented for her age. (4) When she was 10 years old, Jackie Evancho became the runner-up on America 's Got Talent. (5) Jackie Evancho is also a model for GUESS Kids.
During the years 1935-1939, Charles played in many nightclubs with other local jazz and blue bands touring Chicago and New York (Charlie Parker Biography). In 1936, he married Rebecca Ruffin and together they had two children. The couple got a divorce, and Parker remarried to Geraldine in 1942. Soon after their marriage they divorced. Parker then had his first recording session in1941.
People and her many fans remember the days when she was a member of The Supremes. This dynamic and amazing lady is an American singer, actress and record producer who at 70 is still going strong and performing. Diana Ross was born in Detroit where she began her career with Motown in the 60s. When Ross began her solo career in 1970 she came out with her first album Diana Ross which contained the hits “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. When she got into acting she showed amazing talent and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her performance in “Lady Sings the Blues”.
Shawn Johnson Bio, Age, Married, Husband, Net Worth, Salary and Wiki Short Bio Shawn Johnson is a well-known American former artistic gymnast who is known best for her being a gold medalist at Olympic balance beam and silver medalist at team, all-around and floor exercise. Shawn Machel Johnson East was born on January 19, 1992. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. to parents Doug and Teri Johnson. Johnson was raised in Christian faith. Shawn Johnson received her education from Valley High School where she played football and danced.
Her father was a graphic designer and her mother was a CEO of a company. She was a great actor and an amazing singer at a young age. She also stared in a Broadway play 13 at the age 15. She was so great at the role she won a National Youth Theater Association (NYTA). Two years later, she was seen in the musical Cuba Libre and had a small role on a TV show The Battery’s down.
There Ella sung the songs “Judy”, a Hoagy Carmichael tune, and “The Object of My Affection”. She left the crowd flabbergasted with her performance and won first place in the Apollo Theater’s contest. Among the crowd was bandleader and drummer Chick Webb. Chick Webb soon recruited Ella for his orchestra/band who she recorded her first single “Love and Kisses” in 1935. Later in 1935 Ella produced her first and second number one hit “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and “I Found My Yellow Basket” respectively.
He married his high school sweetheart “Denise”. In 1998, he and his wife separated; they reconciled later that year and renewed their wedding vows on the 19th anniversary of their marriage. They have 3 daughters – Mattie, Alexander and Dani. Alan Jackson has made many songs. His first songs was released in 1989 called “chasin’ that neon Rainbow”, “little
About a month after the nerve racking All-District Band auditions, three bands in Northwest Missouri performed last Saturday to a near-full theater. Thomas Brockman, the lead band director at Smithville and NWMMEA president said, “All-District is an honor band that represents our top players in the Northwest region. Students go in and audition on a set of material and they are selected via their performance in the audition and if you make this group you are doing very well and you’re also one of the top players in Northwest Missouri.” The NWMMEA or Northwest Missouri Music Educators Association holds audition events for high school and middle school band students on the first Saturday of November annually. ”I think it’s a good event. The music in Middle School is somewhat challenging, but in High School, the music that is to be prepared is much more