Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:38
Family members Julia, Maxine and Oren have been residents of Altadena for over thirty-five (35) years.
The "Waters" are featured in the 2014 Oscar Award winning documentary, "20 Feet From Stardom."
Background singers heard on many of the 20th century's greatest songs have a crucial contribution to the world of pop while remaining unknown to listeners.
The singers take a center stage for an in-depth look at their role supporting figures in the complex process involved in creating the finishing recording.
In addition to being featured in the documentary, the "Waters" received the Ella Voice Award.
For more information contact: Larry S. Buford at www.eurweb.com.
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3/6/1775: Prince Hall, Boston abolitionist, educational reformer & leather tanner, initiated into Masonry, along with 14 other Blacks, by members of Lodge No. 441 of Grand Lodge of Ireland which was attached to British forces. (Years later he founded Prince Hall Freemasonry.)
3/7/1917: Janet Collins, ballerina, born.
3/7/1942: First cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee.
3/7/1965: Thousands led by Martin Luther King Jr. completed first leg of five-day Selma-to-Montgomery march protected by federalized Alabama National Guardsmen & U.S. Army troops.
3/8/1945: Phyllis Mae Daley, first of four African American Navy nurses to serve active duty in WWII receives commission as ensign in Navy Nurse Corps.
3/9/1922: Floyd H. McKissick, civil rights activist, attorney, newspaper columnist & business executive, born.
3/10/1913: Harriet Tubman, activist, dies. Read More.
3/10/1965: Daisy Lampkin, founder of National Council of Negro Women, dies. Read More.
3/11/1959: Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun" opens on Broadway. Read More.
3/11/1968: Otis Redding, soul singer, posthumously received gold record for single "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" after dying in plane crash three months prior.
3/11/1970: "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In", by The Fifth Dimensions, is named Record of the Year at Grammys.
3/12/1936: Virginia Hamilton, juvenile fiction writer, born. Read More.