This champion has been a special and gracious guest at all aaduna annual fundraisers for the past four years including this past May where he read the poem that we are presenting on today’s "Avenue." Without a doubt, we appreciate his ongoing support, continuing creative literary contributions, scholarship, and exploration of musical legacies through poetry. We sincerely offer our abundant thanks to...
SISTER ROSETTA THARPE
Glad to hear that Sister Rosetta Tharpe has been elected
to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a nice recognition to have—
even though she’s not here to enjoy it,
at least not able to attend the ceremony in person.
Nina Simone got in too.
I never thought of her as …