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Tony! Toni! Tone! is an R&B male group originated from Oakland, California. The group consisted of all three brothers, Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq, and Timothy Riley. Growing up in a soulful and funky environment all three brothers grew up with a father who played the blues, the three brothers were introduced to instruments and grew [...]
Lamont Herbert Dozier was born on June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. A prolific figure in the music industry he is known as a triple threat; a singer, songwriter and record producer. Dossier signed to Motown in 1962 and while working at Motown he met with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland and created Holland-Dozier-Holland, a [...]
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th 889@night is highlighting KRS-One.
June is Black Music Month, on June 4th Rockers is highlighting Burning Spear.
This past week, longtime Emerson literary magazine Ploughshares, currently in its forty-first year, announced a plan to release original stories and novelettes for their monthly Pshares Singles series, to be launched in July. Editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph is extremely enthusiastic about the initiative, and has been looking forward to giving the magazine further digital presence to [...]
Recently, 2004 Emerson graduate Matthew Rasmussen won both the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for writers. Each year, the Walt Whitman Award is given to an American poet who has yet to publish a book of poetry. Poet Jane Hirshfield was the judge for [...]
Taking place the first weekend in June, this year’s Emerson Alumni Weekend festivities will include honoring the achievements of four Emerson Alumni during a ceremony at Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theater on June 2nd followed by a post-celebration for the attendees at the Ritz Carlton. This year’s recipients include Bonnie Comely MA ’94 and Paul Santinelli, [...]
Journalist David Gregory, playwright Tony Kushner, makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and poet Robert Pinsky joined Emerson graduates at the college’s 132nd Commencement in the Citi Performing Art Center’s Wang Theater for honorable mentions this past Monday. David Gregory, who delivered the undergraduate address, is a Veteran journalist and moderator for the political television show, Meet [...]
Dr. Sylvia Spears has been named the new Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson College following the retirement of Gwen Bates this past Fall. President Lee Pelton announced in an e-mail on May 11 that Spears will be joining the college’s staff on August 1, 2012. In his e-mail, Pelton described Spears’s duties [...]
Several Emerson College alumni were nominated for 2012 Tony Awards on May 2. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live Broadway theater. Emersonians who received nominations are: Bonnie Comley G’94 and Stewart F. Lane, producers Gore Vidal’s The Best Man Best Revival of a Play Jacalyn Barlia Florin ’81, producer Jesus Christ Superstar [...]