Preregistration for our African American SIG Seminar on July 19th at The Whitney Plantation is now open. The seminar is free to members. Nonmembers should join prior to preregistration. Deadline for preregistration is July 5th. Seating is limited and preregistration is on a first come, first served basis. A flyer/preregistration form is available here: http://www.lecomite.org/
Yvonne Busch, who was a touring musician during her early teenage years but returned to New Orleans and became an influential music teacher in the public school system, died Friday at a relative’s home in Westwego. She was 84. Many of her music students in New Orleans schools would […]
Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms Yvonne Busch who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm” two all-female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an historic African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.
Ms. Busch provided the foundation for scores of New Orleans finest musicians, who excelled in careers in jazz, R&B and gospel, by teaching them the rudiments of music.
The Life Story of Ms Yvonne Busch documentary has won international recognition by winning the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and a Bronze Telly Award.
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The complete addess by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, a sobering call to action to the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015, delivered May 15, 2015
I am looking forward to this HBO Special on Bessie Smith. Check out The Making of BESSIE.
Are you using Evernote to organize your genealogy research? After reading this article you may start.
I have debated on writing this post for a few weeks now. Why? Because I am not an Evernote specialist by any stretch of the imagination. I began using the program about 6 months ago. What I’m going to do in this post is tell you where you can go to learn about this wonderful program.
I belong to several genealogy Facebook groups and I kept hearing about Evernote this and Evernote that. I’m always curious and continually strive to learn and improve my skills at all times. So, I downloaded the FREE program onto my desktop and my iPad. Once I downloaded Evernote I played around with it a bit, but have to admit that I wasn’t quite “getting it.” I didn’t do anything with it for a month or two. Then one day I decided that I needed to take some time and really explore this program everyone seems to rave about. I watched the tutorial online at their site. Then I did what I usually do when wanting to learn something new, I turned to YouTube. That is a site that can teach you about everything from composting to how to use software programs.Here are some links I found by Googling “Evernote tutorials.” Of course there are many more out there and you may find some that explain it better or differently, but these will get you started.