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Richmond native’s memories of the great Donna Summer

Donna Summer hit the music chart with the song “Love To Love You” in the mid 1970s. It was a sensuous sound that we had not heard since the late Silvia’s song “Pillow Talk.” Terry Lynn, a Richmond native, conveyed her fanship to Donna Summer as a person of unique style and class. I saw…

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Darrell Wayne Loud Sr.: The ‘Sixth Temptation’

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Editor’s Note: This is guest column provided by George Livingston Jr., a celebrity photographer and documentarian of history, culture and music in Richmond. I met Darrell Wayne Loud Sr. about five years ago, when we attended a couple of Temptation & Stone Soul picnic shows. After that, we would talk on the phone about the…

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James Brown: the Godfather’s Soul lives on in Richmond

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Editor’s Note: The following is a guest column on Richmond social history by George Livingston Jr., a decorated celebrity photographer and the son of longtime political leader George Livingston, who was the first African American elected Richmond mayor. For more of Livingston’s work, visit Livingston Entertainment. _____________ Last summer I talked to Mrs. Deanna Brown…

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George Livingston, Richmond leader, laid to rest

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If you knew George Livingston, you knew how much he valued a tight, efficient schedule. For years, he was clear and direct to his loved ones and his pastor about how he wanted his send-off to go. “Dad wanted us to keep it short,” said his daughter, Grace Livingston-Nunley. “So we respect that.” More than…

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George Livingston viewing draws family, Richmond

George Livingston looked dapper as usual as he lay in repose for a public viewing Monday night. Having devoted much of his 78 years on Earth to public service, it was only fitting that a City of Richmond pin was fastened to the left lapel of his brown suit. “George introduced me to politics” said…

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A life: Former Richmond Mayor George Livingston

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George Livingston liked looking back. His hindsight wasn’t marred by what-ifs or dubious intentions. He gave it all he had, and there’s no shame in that. “What I am proud of is I was able to help integrate the city,” Livingston said during a lengthy chat in his Richmond home in February, 2011. “I gave…

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Part 3: North Richmond blues

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The music scene that emerged in North Richmond featured a strong, bluesy, country twang that represented not only the influx of southerners to the area during World War II, but also other unique geographical and cultural heritages.

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