If you ever find yourself strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the name Diana Ross twice, don’t worry. You’re not experiencing a bizarre case of déjà vu. What you are experiencing is the magnitude of a star like no other. Diana Ross is Diana Ross. There is no comparison.
Who is Billie Holiday? Why do a throwback on her? Well, in this month of looking back and celebrating the history and the impact of African-Americans in culture — Billie Holiday, is a woman worth celebrating.
The world lovingly refers to him as “Ol’ Blue Eyes” — the same world that wanted to fly away with him, even to the moon. The same world that allowed him to do it his way. The same world that knows Frank Sinatra was the one and only and there will never be another.
I discovered Neil Diamond when I was 13. Walking from class to class, I turned on my Walkman and listened to a variety of music from the ’60s. And I know that somewhere in that mix were my first Diamond songs such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cherry, Cherry” and “Solitary Man.”
Imagine that he was still alive. Imagine the peace that his presence would have inspired. Imagine the music he could have created. Imagine the love he would have shared. Now, imagine a world in which John Lennon would have never existed, and understand how lucky we are that he did.
Bob Dylan will perform at NSU on Oct. 6th. However, this man is not just another musician.
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