Joseph Shabalala, Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Joseph Shabalala has died. Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, dies aged 78 As we have connections to South Africa we have developed an affinity to the music of the townships. We were able to see him and his group perform while were in SA. He and his group Ladysmith Black Mombazo first came to prominence in the USA through Paul Simon's Graceland album.
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?
Katherine Johnson has died. A person that fully deserved and earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom
quote:When asked to name her greatest contribution to space exploration, Katherine Johnson talks about the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo’s Lunar Lander with the moon-orbiting Command and Service Module. She also worked on the Space Shuttle and the Earth Resources Satellite, and authored or coauthored 26 research reports. She retired in 1986, after thirty-three years at Langley. “I loved going to work every single day,” she says. In 2015, at age 97, Katherine Johnson added another extraordinary achievement to her long list: President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.
He brought gravitas, somehow combined with fun to whatever role he played. Hence he could raise something like Escape to Victory to something a lot more than it would otherwise have been, and still make something like The Seventh Seal the amazing piece of work it is.
A genius with very little pretension. Rest in peace.
Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?
Country music icon Kenny Rogers, whose hits included "Lucille," "Lady" and "The Gambler," died late Friday at his home in Sandy Springs, Ga., his family said in a statement. He was 81.
The Houston-born country star had 20 No.-1 hits and three Grammys and performed for some 60 years before retiring from touring in 2017 at age 79, according to the Associated Press.
Rogers didn't write most of his hits and often said he didn't consider himself much of a songwriter. But he told NPR in 2012 that he had a knack for picking songs that could draw in the listener.
I always liked him.
“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”Calvin Coolidge "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain " “As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”-RC Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith - You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. Anne Lamott Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.~Andre Gide