Tag Archives: Wynton Marsalis

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

New York, N.Y.  Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor.  Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls, and nightclubs of an earlier generation.  Today, this once popular music is relegated to small ensembles at intimate gatherings.  I admire and applaud the tireless efforts of people, […]

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Who Knew: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island

Long Island, N.Y.  Call me “Long Island Ignorant,” but I was completely amazed to experience the Tilles Center for Performing Arts on the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville.  I have interviewed several famous people in New York recently – at the United Nations and the French Cultural Center – but it […]

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French Artist & Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

New York, N.Y.  We first met French Contemporary Artist CharlElie Couture at the French Embassy in New York for the Wynton Marsalis ceremony in the fall of 2009. He impressed John Lee and me as a tremendous thought leader in the arts – as well as a very global citizen. We wanted to learn more about this legendary singer, […]

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Brooklyn Steppers March Forward, Giving to Community, Gaining in Process

Brooklyn, N.Y.  In high school I had been manager of our marching band in Ohio. It was a grueling task, but rewarding to see my friends play and march so well. The program took much space and resources, and I was surprised last year to discover that there was a marching band in Bedford-Stuyvesant in […]

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Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

New York, N.Y. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World […]

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First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World Affairs, […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical

Young Global Leadership Needed to Combat Threat of Climate Change

On the Emergence of New, Young, Global and Ethnic Leadership

My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations