Monday, February 19, 2018

6word Portrait: Smokey Robinson

His voice sounds like a Miracle. 


Born this day in 1940.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

6word Portrait: Toni Morrison

Beloved Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author.


Born this day in 1931.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

6word Portrait: Michael Jordan

"At guard, from North Carolina, #23..."


Born 55 years ago today.



Friday, February 16, 2018

6word Portrait: Edgar Bergen

Ventriloquist sounded like a dummy, Charlie. 


Born this day in 1903 (d. 1978)

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

6word Portrait: Galileo Galilei

Renaissance astronomer championed heliocentrism; called heretic.


Born this day in 1564 (d. 1642)


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6word Portrait: Maceo Parker

Funky saxophonist accompanied James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic.


Born 75 years ago today.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6word Portrait: Peter Gabriel

"Sledgehammer" hit "Big Time" after Genesis. 


Born this day in 1950

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Monday, February 12, 2018

6word Portrait: Abraham Lincoln

Honestly led the Union, ended slavery. 


Born this day in 1809 (d. 1865)

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

6word Portrait: Thomas Edison

Invented electric light, phonographs, film cameras.


Born this day in 1847 (d. 1931)

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

6word Portrait: Leontyne Price

Legendary African-American soprano long Met brilliance.


Born this day in 1927.

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