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  • The UK Corner Book Review: ‘The Last Holiday A Memoir’ by Gil Scott Heron

    Mar 5, 12 by The UK Corner Leave a comment

    *The power of the late great Gil Scott Heron’s way with words is hard to ignore. His poetic ability makes this much anticipated book a joy to read. It not only engages, but it also educates. If it were just a biography tracing Heron’s 1950’s Southern roots, it would satisfy. But, it goes beyond a […]

  • Gil Scott-Heron Service to be Streamed … this Morning at 10:30

    Jun 2, 11 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *According to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms column/blog, a memorial service musician Gil Scott-Heron is scheduled for New York’s Riverside Church on this morning. However, it looks to be the first of several: The tribute, planned by a Scott-Heron daughter, Gia Scott-Heron, and his former wife, Brenda Sykes, takes place at 10:30 a.m., church spokeswoman Allison Davis […]

  • Lupe Fiasco Pays Homage to Gil Scott-Heron

    Jun 1, 11 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    *One of the most revolutionary artists of our time, Mr. Gil Scott-Heron, passed away last week and we are already feeling the loss.  The man, commonly referred to as the Godfather of Hip Hop, has all types of artists, entertainers, social activists, you name it, theycoming out to share their feeling of loss for this […]

  • Steven Ivory: Gil Scott-Heron was Here

    May 31, 11 by EurPublisher Comments Off on Steven Ivory: Gil Scott-Heron was Here

    *The first time I heard Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” I was sixteen years old.  It was  summer 1971, Richard Nixon was President, Americans were protesting in the streets against the Vietnam war and the U.S. Supreme Court, in order to end segregation in the nation’s  public schools, was about to rule […]

  • People of Note: Gil Scott-Heron: The Socially Conscious Man of Music

    May 31, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    Life is like a circle, you end up where you started If you end up where you started, ain’t no other side Yeah, but if life is like a curtain then I’m 90% certain I’m looking through at something… Yes, I’m always touching something on the other side… ~Gil Scott-Heron~ *American poet, author, musician and […]

  • We Remember: Poet & Musician Gil Scott Heron Dies at 62

    May 27, 11 by EurPublisher 11 Comments

    *Another of the modern day greats, poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, has passed on. He died Friday afternoon in New York according to his book publisher. He was 62. As an influential poet and musician, Scott-Heron is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece […]