Bird watchers, not those ornithologists armed with binoculars looking
for the latest rare specimen on wing, but jazz lovers eagerly awaiting
the arrival of Stanley Crouch’s study of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, the
wingless immortal, can now exhale. Crouch’s biography, Kansas City
Lightning—The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is finally here after
some thirty years of gestation.
EmblemHealth is one of New York's leading health insurance companies.
Formed in 2006 by the merger of Group Health Incorporated and HIP Health
Plan of NY, their mission is to improve the health and wellness
of all New Yorkers. Now, they have taken their efforts one step further with a new program, EmblemHealth Live Healthy, which offers free fitness, cooking and healthcare education classes in underserved neighborhoods.
Harvard professor, scholar and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has received stellar reviews for his in-depth new documentary, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," which premiered on PBS last Tuesday.