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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Unsung African-American singer-songwriter is celebrated

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The career of one of the unsung African-American female songwriters will be recognized on Oct. 26 with “Introducing Jessie Mae Robinson: A Night of Reflection, Song & Dance,” to be held at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. “[She] was an amazing talent and it is so important that we Read More…

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Los Angeles honors Johnny Mathis to begin Black History Month

LOS ANGELES — Singer Johnny Mathis serenaded a crowd in front of City Hall Feb. 1 to kickoff Black History Month and receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the city. The three-time Grammy Award winner joined jazz singer Barbara Morrison in performing “It’s Not For Me To Say,” his 1957 hit song. Mathis has put Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Wonderful’ Mathis turns 80

Legendary crooner Johnny Mathis is in a celebratory mood. The eternally youthful looking icon just reached his 80th birthday on the heels of the release of “Johnny Mathis: The Singles.” This definitive four-disc anthology brings together his landmark hits including “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Chances Are,”  “The Twelfth of Never” and “Wonderful! Wonderful!” Read More…