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    Stevie Wonder - Early Blooming Child Prodigy Stevland Hardaway Morris, Stevie Wonder, was born May 13, 1950. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan and was the third of six children from his parents Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Stevie was born six weeks prematurely, which resulted in retinopathy of prematurity. The condition nullified the growth of his eyes and caused the retinas to detach; Stevie was blind. When Stevie’s mother left his father, they moved to Detroit with the children and around that time he started singing in the church's choir, which soon after that blossomed into him learning the piano, drums, and even the harmonica all by the age of nine. While performing in front of his friends in 1961, he was discovered by one of the…

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    Stevie Wonder is one of the most critically- acclaimed musicians of today who expertly manages to keep the Motown spirit alive in today’s ever changing pop culture generation. His feats include using his obvious impairments to better his music and stage presence, his ability to master the piano, drums and harmonica at a young age, and the legacy he leaves behind that makes him one of the most prominent artists still known today. His music is a fusion of soul and R&B with pop accents and jazz…

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    History Of Motown Records

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    Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a…

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    Who would’ve thought that a man, blind from birth, would become a famous musician and songwriter? When Stevie Wonder was born in a St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan, he didn’t receive enough oxygen which caused him to become blind. Even with this obstacle, he fought through it all, and pursued his dreams. Stevie Wonder was born May 13, 1950. He taught himself piano and drums by age ten. During that time he was singing and playing drums in his church. When Stevie was thirteen, Stevie and…

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    Berry Gordy Biography

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    When we celebrate black history month people leave out Berry Gordy Jr., but by producing the hit records for these African American artists, he pretty much did his part to not only help Martin Luther King Jr. on his struggle for civil rights but the civil rights movement right nationwide. Gordy Managed to use the African-American Artists music to put into the homes of millions of Americans a positive feeling around the house. Motown was composed of many, if not hundred of artist, primarily made…

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    variety of things. This definition also makes it hard to differentiate what is superstition. According to PhD Stuart Vyse and the author of Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition, not all rituals or beliefs are superstitions and that the dividing line is whether or not there is a magical beliefs behind them or not (Albert, 2015). In a famous Stevie Wonder song, Wonder says, “When you are a believer in things you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain’t the way (Wonder,…

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    records with a 800$ loan. He was encouraged to keep going because of his friend smokey robinson. By starting his recording studio he brought in only african americans to play. It started with a riff and everyone in the band built up upon it. This was the start of not only african americans gaining the mainstream audience but started a system of music making. This system introduced the idea of session players. This idea advanced music and gave future artist their very own platform to build…

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    gay man, Jesse will be able to connect with the lack of heteronormativity in Ocean 's work. Jesse having this type of connectivity with Ocean may not be needed to enjoy Channel Orange, but will definitely add to the level of appreciation he will have for the album. Love, especially unrequited love, is one of the key themes Ocean uses in his debut album that provides a sense of relatability with many listeners. In "Thinkin Bout You," Ocean reflects on a past lover who he still has lingering…

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    book, Chris Gardner also helped out with that. Born February 9, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Christopher Paul Gardner's youth was set apart by being poor, having abusive behavior at home, a liquor addiction, sexual abuse and a lack of education. Gardner distributed his childhood out to the world to reveal insight into these issues and show they don't need to characterize you. Just like Chris, Quincy struggled with many of the same things. He was also a black male, and got discriminated against…

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    Stevie Wonder, one musician that sees the world through music, not eyes. Stevie went through many hard times with his disability. He overcame his disabilities by doing what he loves most. From Singing to Harmonica to Piano, Stevie showed how much he loved the vocal and instrumental arts. Stevie was blind his entire life. The young super star was born May 13,1950, in Saginaw, Michigan. By the age of 13 he began to sing to his hearts content. He attended Detroit, Public Schools. Growing up was…

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