Wednesday, May 31, 2017

6word Portrait: Kenny Lofton

Centerfielder always led off with flair. 

Born 50 years ago today.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

6word Portrait: Gale Sayers

Amazingly graceful man, friend, running back.

Born this day in 1943.



Monday, May 29, 2017

6word Portrait: John F. Kennedy

Hope for a better future. Stilled.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1963)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

6word Portraits: John Fogerty

Gave Creedence to the unfortunate sons. 

Born this day in 1945. 



Saturday, May 27, 2017

6word Portrait: Siouxsie Sioux

Pioneering punk sang like a Banshee.

Born 60 years ago today.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6word Portrait: Miles Davis

Kind of Blue a transcendental horn.

Born this day in 1926 (d. 1991)

6word Portrait: Paul Weller

Modfather stylishly continues to Jam, solo.

Born this day in 1958.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6word Portrait: Bob Dylan

Rock's folk poet forever a-changed times.

Born this day in 1941.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6word Portrait: Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Ferocious fighter earned his nickname, officially. 

Born this day in 1954.



Monday, May 22, 2017

6word Portrait: Mary Cassatt

Only American woman
among master Impressionists.

Born this day in 1844 (d. 1926)



Sunday, May 21, 2017

6word Portrait: Raymond Burr

The most beloved lawyer in history.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1993)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

6word Portrait: Jimmy Stewart

Quite a wonderful life, Mr. Smith.

Born this day in 1908 (d. 1997)

Friday, May 19, 2017

6word Portrait: Joey Ramone

Hey-ho, let's go.  

The Ramones, forever. 

Born this day in 1951 (d. 2001)



Thursday, May 18, 2017

6word Portrait: Brooks Robinson

Legendary longtime Oriole; human vacuum cleaner.

Born 80 years ago today.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6word Portrait: Dennis Hopper

Easy Rider conveyed sense of unease.

Born this day in 1936 (d. 2010)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6word Portrait: Studs Terkel

Storied among Chicago's bar stool gritterati.

Born 105 years ago today (d. 2008)


Monday, May 15, 2017

6word Portrait: L. Frank Baum

Wonderfully created the Wizard of Oz.

Born this day in 1856 (d. 1919)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

6word Portrait: David Byrne

Head Head, once in a lifetime.

Born 65 years ago today.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

6word Portrait: Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life.

Born this day in 1950.

Friday, May 12, 2017

6word Profile: George Carlin

Hilariously exposed inanities of life, linguistics.

Born 80 years ago today (d. 2008)



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6word Portrait: Salvador Dalí

Surrealistically twisted time like curly-Q 'stache.

Born this day in 1904 (d. 1989)

6word Portrait: Bono

Compassionate crusader sings for you, too.

Born this day in 1960.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6word Portrait: Billy Joel

Sing us a song, Piano Man.

Born this day in 1949.

Monday, May 8, 2017

6word Portrait: Harry S Truman

Bomb dropper, buck stopper, Independence man.

Born this day in 1884 (d. 1972)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

6word Portrait: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Few ever created better dance music.

Born this day in 1840 (d. 1893)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

6word Portrait: Willie Mays

'Say Hey Kid' baseball's greatest Giant.

Born this day in 1931.

Friday, May 5, 2017

6word Portrait: Ian McCulloch

Upon lips like sugar, bunnyman echoes.

Born this day in 1959.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

6word Portrait: Audrey Hepburn

My Fair Lady of eternal grace.

Born this day in 1929 (d. 1993)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6word Portrait: James Brown

Get up. Get on up. Godfather.

Born this day in 1933 (d. 2006)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6word Portrait: Theodore Bikel

Beyond Tevye, a rich life. L'Chaim.

Born this day in 1924 (d. 2015)


Monday, May 1, 2017

6word Portrait: Theo van Gogh

Brotherly love corresponded with great art.

Born 160 years ago today (d. 1891, 6 months after Vincent)