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Billy Taylor

A Civil Rights Anthem at the U.S. Supreme Court

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

I was at the Supreme Court last week for an historic moment. No, not because a new justice was nominated by President Obama, but because in those hallowed, history-suffused halls someone who looks like me, a black woman, sang a Civil Rights Movement anthem.

How A Vegan Perfume Company Became The Best Small Business Of The Year

Posted 06.12.2014 | Business

It’s every small business owner’s dream: you wake up one day and realize that you’ve converted your tiny operation into a multimillion-dollar, a...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 290

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Lhasa de Sela, Olga Guillot, the Republic Tigers, Joe Tex, and more.

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Bill Withers, Bugs Bunny, Kate Bush, Don Ellis, and more.

Man Dies After Being Dragged 2 Blocks By Hit-And-Run Driver

Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

A 40-year-old suburban Chicago man died early Thursday after being struck and dragged about two blocks by a hit-and-run driver. Billy Taylor, of Ha...

Billy Taylor: In Memoriam

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is not surprising how much serious attention has been paid to the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor. He was truly a legend to anyone who cared about jazz, an exemplary pianist and composer, but he was also far more.