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Twist and Shout: A short history of dance, in pics

Have you ever wondered where dancing originated, or what inspired people to start moving their bodies in time to music? Well, you aren’t alone. The origins of dance have intrigued people for ages, and yet no one is completely sure about the hows and whys of its beginning. What we can be sure of is that it’s one of humanity’s most captivating forms of expression — beautiful to watch, fun to do, and a nearly universal pastime for cultures around the world and throughout time, with evidence of dancers even dating way back to prehistoric times. Let’s take a look at a few photos that show just how amazing dance and all of its variations can be.

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All that jazz: 7 women that jazzed up music forever

With the birth of jazz in early 20th century New Orleans, American music was changed forever. While jazz musicians often faced racial discrimination, women in jazz often had to overcome sexism as well. However, women were a major force in shaping the jazz genre, doing everything from singing to playing instruments and composing. Let’s take a look at the lives and careers of 7 women who played roles in shaping jazz.

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Remembering a Legend: 10 rock star quotes about Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

There’s really no disputing it – Jimi Hendrix is a legend. He’s the legend. His awe-inspiring skill and boundless creativity revolutionized how people both listen to and create rock music. Although his career only lasted a handful of years, no other guitarist has left such a huge impact on the world. Fans and musicians are in agreement when it comes to Jimi – no one did it better than he did.

Jimi’s short but bright career ended with his death on September 18, 1970 at the young age of 27. In remembrance of his talent, we’ve gathered up a few quotes from his fellow musicians that prove just how influential and essential he was, both then and now.

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