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Recently (Christmas 2009), I came across a singer, Yolanda Adams. I inexplicably am drawn to her music now and I don’t even like gospel music. I heard her singing Christmas tunes in the car last year and was hooked. I went to my Facebook page today and there in the corner was an ad for In Performance at the White House tonight at 8:00 pm on PBS.
I decided to write about her because you might also be interested in someone who is genuinely a great songstress regardless of the genre of music they gravitate towards. Some people sound wonderful recorded with computers fixing all their errors and no talent voices, but she is the real deal. She sounds even better live. I also decided to write about this because it fulfills my daily requirement of posting Black History. The White House performance is a salute to the Civil Rights Movement. If you get the opportunity check out the broadcast. If you are interested in Yolanda but are unable to watch the show, you can go to YouTube and check out one of my favorite songs by her. I first heard it on Iron Cook American’s website. It’s a rather new site and he asked me to promote it. Give him a visit.
The best concert I’ve seen live was the Prince concert I saw this past October. Truly amazing as is Paisley Park. That got me to thinking what others may have thought was the best concert they’ve seen. Sorry for such a short post, but I really only wanted your input on live concerts.
B L A C K H I S T O R Y M O N T H N U G G E T O F T H E D A Y
George Washington Carver was born in 1864 near Diamond Grove, Missouri. George Washington Carver decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year which in today’s terms would have been more than one million dollars. Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.
Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements to/for: adhesives, axle grease, bleach, buttermilk, chili sauce, fuel briquettes, ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, shoe polish, synthetic rubber, talcum powder and wood stain. Even so, Carver only applied for three patents, believing his work was a gift from God to be freely given to mankind.
Make sure to stop back on February 6, 2010 for our guest blogger, JeLisa Sterling-Smith from …And The Lived Blogging Happily Ever After. Hear JeLisa confess to never wanting to get married – EVER and how the love of her life changed her tune!