Pearl Mae Bailey was never formally trained in music. Instead, she got her training in her father’s, the Reverend Joseph James’s “Holy Roller” evangelical church in Newport News, Virginia. That said I could not find what vocal style she had, as I thought it a contralto, but no site agrees. Perhaps someone out there knows. Her parent’s divorced when she was still young, and then she and her mother moved to Philadelphia, At the height of

Ciaran Bourke was a founder of the Dubliners. He came from a wealthy family who hired a Irish nurse and taught him Gaelic (Gaeilge) and appreciation of traditional music and jigs. Later, he gathered a band of like-minded Irish musicians and taught them the same, thereby keeping the traditional music alive. RTE has some more on this for his tribute. Food, Guinness and Saveur And if you want to have a traditional Irish meal to

Congratulations to Albert Korir. He is the happy Kenyan who won the New York City Marathon yesterday, November 6th. Twice, in 1948 and 2015, temperatures hit 74 degrees on Marathon Sunday and yesterday was just a degree shy of tying the record at a toasty 73 degrees. Who’s running? The headline name is Ashton Kutcher, who is running his first marathon. Other actors running this year include several stars from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” franchises, including

Warner Baxter was the first American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was the first actor to portray the character of Jay Gatsby on-screen in The Great Gatsby (1926).  By 1936, Baxter was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning a record $284,000. His best role is that of the doctor who treated Abraham Lincoln‘s assassin, in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). Sorry, cannot find that one. But the one below was directed by the

You can download Stormy Daniels Stormy Daniels was born on March 17, 1979 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and named Stephanie Clifford.  We have rectified her chart for 2:13 AM, CST giving her an Ascendant of 02 Capricorn 11 or Capricorn 12. Charubel, the Welsh mystic, says it makes their ambition go “eastward.” In this case towards Washington D.C. Ms. Daniels has a Grand Trine in her chart, but it relies on a translation of light in

                                HOW DO I LOVE THEE? (From Sonnets from the Portuguese) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning          HOW do I love thee? Let me count the ways.          I love thee to the depth and breadth and height          My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight          For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.          I love thee to the level of everyday’s          Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.         

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