Pure Jazz Radio and Renatta DeBlase

Jul 11, 2012 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

I'd like to send a big thank you to my friends at Pure Jazz Radio for featuring my book "With Stars in my Eyes" on their Partners in Jazz page. Thank you for all your support! My book "With Stars in my Eyes" is an interesting account of the years in which I did promotional ...

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What Did Martin Luther King Jr Do For The Business World?

Sep 22, 2011 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

Here's a wonderful article about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his contributions to the business world. Please feel free to click the link and read the article. http://task.fm/2011/09/what-did-martin-luther-king-jr-do-for-the-business-world/

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Rescuing Animals

Aug 22, 2011 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

Rescuing Burton and Several Other Dogs and Cats, Especially My Cats Simba and Mimi. You're probably curious as to why I included photos of a bluetick coonhound in the photo gallery that is filled with photos of famous jazz musicians. Burton is an example of the successful rescue work that I have done with animals in ...

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Why Duke Ellington’s Music Is So Popular Today

Aug 9, 2011 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

Duke Ellington's music is so alive today because of its universal appeal and because it is transgenerational. People are interested in Duke Ellington's music because it is not only beautiful and a joy to listen to but it presents a vivid portrait of the Black experience in America. Just listen to "Black, Brown, and Beige," ...

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With Stars In My Eyes CD Cover

With Stars in My Eyes – Audio Book and Ebook

Jul 7, 2011 1 Comment ›› Renatta DeBlase

A beautiful tribute to the legend Billy Taylor. Renatta tells her story about how she fought to promote the work of jazz pianist Billy Taylor and Duke Ellington. If you have purchased a copy of the audio book or ebook, please let us know what you think. How did the story touch you? If you have not ...

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Remembering David Halberstam

Jul 7, 2011 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

On Monday evening April 23, I was deeply saddened to learn that renowned Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Davis Halberstam had been killed in an automobile accident in San Mateo, California, en route to interviewing a former star of the New York Giants for his next book about baseball. Obviously, the term “retirement” wasn’t part ...

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KTAV Publishing House and Multiculturalism

Jul 7, 2011 Comments Off Renatta DeBlase

An Experience in Diversity In the spring of 1974, after working steadily in book publishing in New York for four years, I decided to take a break from the pressures of a full-time job, and of commuting to work as a freelance editor for various publishers. The previous year I had worked as a proofreader and ...

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