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Gladys Knight on Planes, Trains and Waffles

6 May 2011 3:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Gladys Knight

For the last 59 years, Gladys Knight has followed the same routine: get onstage and sing. No warm ups, no hesitation. Thursday night was no different. The Grammy-winning “Empress of Soul” performed a special one-night-only concert at the Beacon Theatre in celebration of National Train Day.

The concert entitled “Rockin’ the Railway” represents Knight’s partnership with Amtrak benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Riding trains runs deep in Knight’s family. Growing up in Georgia, Knight rode »

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Flashback To 1949 – Louis Eugene Walcott Plays The Violin

25 March 2011 11:14 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As you all should already know, Louis Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Walcott, who, as a child, was a trained violinist, and in his early teens went on to play with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony, winning national competitions. He was also one of the first black performers to appear on Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour, which you can watch below:


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