Jennifer Hall

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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“The White Bull” by Franz Marc

Painter and printmaker Franz Marc was born on this day February 8, 1880 in Munich, Germany.

J Dilla – “Last Donut of the Night”

Legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla, aka Jay Dee, was born James Yancey in Detroit, Michigan on February 7, 1974: a master of sampling and reinventing music. It is also the anniversary of his tour de force, “Donuts,” released on this day in 2006.

Antoine’s Questioning – The 400 Blows

Considered one of the finest films ever made, and the defining film of French New Wave cinema, The 400 Blows was directed by François Truffaut, who was born on this day February 6, 1932 in Paris, France. The young actor Jean-Pierre Léaud said Truffaut encouraged him to come up with the answers in the famous questioning …

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Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning

“There it is, Wendy! Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” Peter Pan Today is the birthday of the Disney classic, Peter Pan, released February 5th, 1953. The movie was based on the work Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. Barrie’s Peter Pan was first released …

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“Chéri” by Daan van Golden

Dutch artist Daan van Golden was born on this day February 4, 1936 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Day the Music Died

Rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson, and the pilot of a chartered plane, Roger Peterson, died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. In 1971 Don McLean named it “The Day the Music Died” in his song “American Pie.” Here is “Rave On” from Buddy …

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On This Day: Loren MacIver

American artist Loren MacIver was born on this day February 2, 1909 in New York, NY.

“Ulcior cu albăstrele” by Ștefan Luchian

Romanian painter Ștefan Luchian was born on this day February 1, 1868 in Ștefănești.

The Captivating Minimalism of Philip Glass

Glass has described his compositions as “music with repetitive structures,” which definitely lends to a stylistically unique, hypnotic quality in the music of Philip Glass, a pioneer of minimalism in classical music. Glass has a prolific history, with numerous operas, musical theatre works, symphonies, concertos, and film scores. Philip Glass was born on this day January …

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“The Blue Check Tablecloth” by Patrick Heron

Abstract and figurative painter Patrick Heron was born on this day January 30, 1920 in the Headingley suburb of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England.