"I am a rebel by birth," Yip said, "I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity."
Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.
Julia Migenes, the American mezzo-soprano working primarily in musical theater repertoire, was born on this date.
A new exhibit highlights the CPUSA's role in the renaissance of folk music and U.S. popular music in general during the 30s and beyond.
World-renowned performer Antoine "Fats" Domino was born on this date in New Orleans in 1928.
"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie
Did he really sing his way out of Southern prisons twice? Did he really travel and sing with the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson?
Sir Sidney Poitier, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), was born in Miami, Fla., on February 20, 1927, of Bahamian parentage.
Dr. Dre, record producer and Grammy-winning rapper, born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, Calif., in 1965, turns 50 today.
Combines a commercial, crowd-pleasing form of expression that also roots the characters and plot firmly in class conflict and consciousness.