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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Dancers Honored at the 2015 Disco Ball

History was made on Sunday, March 22, 2015: It was the first time that an awards ceremony was created to present awards to various Soul Train Dancers. The event was held at the 2015 Disco Ball at the Whiskey A-Go-Go […]

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The 80s: Duran Duran’s ‘Big Thing’

Duran Duran emerged in the early 1980s with the release of their eponymous debut album which included the singles “Girls On Film” and “Planet

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The 80s: “The Captain Of Her Heart”

We’ve all heard the term “one hit wonder” describing an artist or group who mainly had one significant song to hit the charts before

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1982

In the early 1980s the disco sound was dying while hip-hop was beginning its ascension and in between, the sounds of rock, new wave

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Ava DuVernay

SoulTrain.com’s Women's History Month series has come to a close. Throughout this compilation of greatness and talent, readers have come

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The Apollo Theater Recognizes Four Bold Soul Sisters

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Apollo Theater recently paid tribute to four legendary women in soul music as part of its monthly

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The 80s: ‘Wendy & Lisa’

Any true Prince fan—as well as anyone who saw the movie Purple Rain—is more than likely familiar with the duo of Wendy and Lisa,

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Diary of an ex Soul Train Dancer: Patricia Bagley

Anyone who saw a dance demonstration segment on Soul Train from 1980 in which an enthusiastic teenage girl in a white jumpsuit busted some

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Q&A: Ramadhan “Doc” Nanji

Ramadhan Nanji has been a creative entity for more than twenty years. Born Mpenza Ramadhan Nanzi, as a writer his novels revolutionized urban literature;

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The 80s: ‘Stir Crazy’

In 1980, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder hit the big screen in the Sidney Poitier-directed comedy Stir Crazy, the story of two friends, one



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