BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT
Black History Month: February 2013
To recall and celebrate the positive contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week beginning on Feb. 12, 1926. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month.
TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT ON QUINCY JONES
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Quincy Jones is one of the most successful and well-known music moguls in America, with a career that spans 1950s bebop to today's pop. His empire includes music publishing, magazine publishing, record production, film scoring, television production, and more. The winner of 26 Grammy Awards, Jones is also one of the most nominated artists in the history of the Grammys, with some 75 nominations in all. In addition to leading his own bands and producing solo albums, Jones was the first African American A&R executive at a record company in the 1960s; the first African American composer to score a major studio film; the producer of one of the biggest-selling albums in history, Michael Jackson's 1982 Thriller; and one of the partners responsible for launching hip-hop lifestyle magazine Vibe. In 2008, Quincy was presented with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. This year, he will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.