DCS: jani lane

Jani Lane conquered the local music scenes in Cleveland, Orlando and Los Angeles before breaking out with Warrant, the popular glam-metal band. With Jani’s songs and charismatic persona, Warrant scored big with four Top 40 hits in 1989. Their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich went double platinum. Warrant’s follow-up album Cherry Pie, also …

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DCS: margaret polk

  Before Captain Robert K. Morgan flew his first of 25 missions in the massive Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, he decided the aircraft needed a more familiar nickname. He chose “Little One,” the pet name he had for his sweetheart, Margaret Polk, back in Memphis, Tennessee. Morgan and his copilot Jim Verinis saw the John Wayne – Joan …

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DCS: nancy hart

If you’re going to believe a made-up story about a strong and inspiring woman during the Revolutionary War, forget the one about Betsy Ross. Here’s the story of Nancy Hart. According to various accounts, Nancy Hart and her husband Benjamin lived near Savannah, Georgia with their eight children. Nancy was a strong and resourceful woman, …

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DCS: etta moton barnett

George and Ira Gershwin wrote the character “Bess” in their opera “Porgy and Bess” with popular contralto Etta Moton Barnett in mind. When she was approached to play the role, the singer was firm about refusing to sing the “N” word that was prominent throughout the libretto. The Gershwins honored her conviction and deleted the …

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