Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron receiving the Lifetime achievement Grammy is entirely fitting and proper because his significance as an historic artist is indelible. He was truly brilliant as a pioneer in fusing scintillating spoken word poetry/rap with a powerful musical brew of...

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Remembering Dr. Donald Byrd

By Don Mizell & Primus Robinson BRE Magazine, 2013 The nature of “genius” is hard to pin down or be definitively described. The best approach to its perception may be in paraphrasing Justice Potter Stewart: “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.” Or hear it....

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Aretha Talks Aretha – and Her New Album

A Conversation with Dr. Don Mizell After sharing the worldwide concern about the health of one of our greatest artists – Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul – I could not believe that a mere eight months later, the lady with whom I was conducting a special BRE...

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Don Mizell Appreciation Day – July 31, 2010

REQUESTED BY COMMISSIONER ALBERT C. JONES - BROWARD COUNTY WHEREAS, Don Mizell, executive, attorney, producer, and member of the one of the most preeminent families in South Florida, will be loaning his Grammy award for exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum in Fort...

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