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The Legacy of a Literacy Icon

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” –Maya Angelou

Written by Naomi K. Bonman

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The world lost another great icon, a legendary voice in literature. According to ABC News, renowned poet, author and civil activist Maya Angelou was called to red on the morning of Wednesday, May 28 in North Carolina. Despite being very frail and having heart problems, Angelou was going strong, finishing a new book.

Miss Angelou came to fame after publishing her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in 1969. The book, which reflected her life, was a success and was nominated for a National Book Award, and from there the rest is history. In acknowledgment of her phenomenal works, she will be honored at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon.

Her legacy will continue to live on for generations to come.

April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014

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Saturday, June 28: Jazz Fest West

Robin-Thicke

Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Featuring Robin Thicke, Men of Soul, Estelle, Dave Koz & Friends of Summer Horns, Naturally 7, George Tandy Jr., Jesse Cook, Mike Phillips, Love & Soul Tour, Larry Graham and more. Tickets are on sale now at www.jazzfestwest.com or by calling (949) 360-7800.

Friday, June 27, 2014: Super Freestyle Explosion

Super Freestyle Explosion is back!  This annual live music event featuring classic artists and infectious dance hits comes to the Inland Empire for one night only this summer with a Friday, June 27th show at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Super Freestyle Explosion 2014 includes platinum stars Stevie BLisa LisaDebbie DebExpose, Stacey Q, Connie, Nu Shooz, Trinere  and Pretty PoisonSuper Freestyle Explosion tickets are available online at www.AXS.com and www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (888) 929-7849 and at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office during normal business hours.