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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Norma Kamali

Posted on 08/31/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionVisionary. Icon. Pioneer. Those are the adjectives often associated with powerhouse American designer Norma Kamali, 67, who with 30+ years of design experience continues to evolve her eponymous fashion company. Kamali, who has been lauded with a plethora of style awards — from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Fashion Walk of Fame — remains a constant on today’s fashion scene. She is no longer just known as the creator of the red bathing suit Farrah Fawcett …

Love, Peace and Soul – Remembering Don Cornelius

Posted on 02/1/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

EntertainmentThe news of Don Cornelius’s death has me, like many people, thinking about his legacy and his iconic show, Soul Train. Soul Train was a funky forum for emerging talent and a place where young, super-cool dancers in the seventies, eighties and nineties could strut their stuff. It was also one of the longest running syndicated shows on television. Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays and Gladys Knight & The Pips are just some of the acts who …