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Sade, Timeless

27/04/2012

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Sade Soldier of Love Single, Source Wikipedia

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 13:30 PM EDT, 27 April 2012 First Published: 15:03 PM EDT, 15 January 2010 LONDON, England – Helen Folasade Adu “Sade”, 53, who was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, has come out with a follow-up single to “Soldier of Love,” aptly titled “Love is Found.” It is amazing to watch […]

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Dare To Be Different

01/03/2012

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Elephant in an Atrium, Photo by Ben Heine

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:56 PM EDT,  1 March 2012 A fellow blogger and follower of the Nahmias Cipher Report read one of our posts and commented on it. We returned the courtesy, and stopped by to peruse their website, the Opinionated Duck. They featured a post simply titled ‘Prejudice,’ accompanied by a video […]

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Mahalia Jackson | Troubles of the World

20/05/2011

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In an interview with the author which is currently broadcasting on Radio Netherlands Worldwide, a song plays in the background that her mother listened to during their travails. Many listeners inquired about the name of the singer and the song; and in response we have posted a video of Mrs. Mahalia Jackson from the famous movie “Imitation of Life.”

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Kabuki Theatre | Monster Ball Tour

09/05/2011

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This weekend HBO featured Lady Gaga’s ‘Monster Ball Tour.’ It was during a channel surfing session, that I happened upon the show midway through the concert. It was a captivating spectacle beyond belief. The costumery was so imaginative and outlandish I remained riveted to the program even though the music she was performing at that moment was difficult to hear and overshadowed by the choreography.

Earlier in the day news releases announced that Lady Gaga has more than 10 million followers on Facebook. According to the report, she beat out this era’s other most controversial, charismatic global personality, President Barak Obama by nearly 1 million followers.

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Matisyahu | One Day

04/05/2011

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Matisyahu Concert 2007

My mother constantly amazes me and perhaps many people believe this of their mothers as well. Lately, what amazes me most about my diminutive, powerhouse, sixty-seven year old, Southern Baptist minister mom is the diversity, scope and breadth of her knowledge of popular culture.

The other day I was speaking with her about Russell Simmons with regard to his business acumen and how instrumental his philosophy of giving back has contributed to his ability to have amassed a personal fortune of roughly $400 million. She then goes on to mention that his brother is Run D.M.C. and that he is the co-founder of Def Jam Records.

I had to laugh, my mother knew more about the rap music industry than her daughter. It was a poignant and sweet moment that reminded me that we are only as old as we allow ourselves to be. I mention this because later in the week she called me to tell me that I should record a concert of Matisyahu’s “Live at Stubbs” in Austin, Texas.

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