The Watts Prophets formed in L.A. after the 1965 riots. Their improvisational word riffs are considered an early form of hip-hop.
The Watts Prophets performing group, formed by three young poets in the wake of the 1965 Watts riots, was known for hard-edged commentary. But perhaps the most feisty of the trio was Richard Dedeaux, who once challenged Muhammad Ali to a poetry fight.
Historian Michael G. Kammen took on topics as broad as the origins of American civilization and as quirky as the reburials of famous people.
Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the reburials of famous Americans.
During the highs and lows of his career, the Congolese star's fusion of African and Latin rhythms electrified global audiences.
Congolese superstar musician and songwriter Tabu Ley Rochereau, whose electrifying performances fused African and Latin rhythms into an irresistible blend, was greatly responsible in the 1970s for bringing Afro-pop to Europe and other parts of the world.
Shirlene Davis (March 6, 1951 - October 10, 2013) (MESQUITE, Nev.) - Shirlene Davis passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at her Mesquite residence. She was born March 6, 1951 to Leo Leroy "Lee" and Marjorie Skinner Judd in Hinckley, Utah. She ma...
Elden Barney (May 31, 1916 - October 8, 2013) (IVINS, Utah) - Elden W. Barney, age 97, passed away on October 8, 2013 in Ivins, Utah. He was born on May 31, 1916 in Rigby, Idaho to Wilbur and Emma Barney. He married Evelyn Simmons on August 19...