Tag Archives: Music


Calendar of Cool: the Apollo Theater Opens

Calendar of Cool: the Apollo Theater Opens

Today is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Apollo Theater on the January 26, 1934. The most famous club for African-American performers and popular music in the U.S. is the Apollo Theater, a continuing legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. From the beginning, the Apollo offered amateur nights each evening, where many famous artists, such as


Fun Fact Friday: Nat King Cole

Everybody knows Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (aka Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), and some folks may know that he released three albums in Spanish, but did you know that he recorded one song sung entirely in Japanese? It’s true! Cole’s “Kareha” (commonly known in English as “Autumn Leaves”) was recorded, but never released,


Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing