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Renatta DeBlase

Renatta DeBlase

Renatta has about 30 years of editing experience and has worked for several prestigious publishers, including Simon & Schuster, KTAV Publishing Company, Princeton University Press on a freelance basis…
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Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor

Dr. Billy Taylor, a Jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster who encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures, died in New York on December 28, 2010. He was 89 and lived in Riverdale, New York…
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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington called his music “American Music” rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as “beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the twentieth century’s best known African American personalites…
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