All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Maya Angelou’

Sara Bareilles: ‘Smile’ Precedes Billy Crystal’s Robin Williams Tribute

Sara Bareilles set the tone for a somber few moments at the Emmy Awards on Monday evening. Singing ‘Smile’ as tribute was paid to those in and surrounding the industry who passed away this year, including Paul Walker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Don Pardo, James Garner, Maya Angelou, Lauren Bacall, and more, Sara Bareilles wasn’t introduced. She simply appeared on stage, …

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Maya Angelou Remembered With Beautiful Words

Maya Angelou touched the lives of many who spoke at her memorial service on Saturday at Wake Forest University. The university is where she taught for 32 years as Dr. Angelou, though she never graduated from college. During her lifetime she lived larger than most even dream of. She changed the way the world as a whole was looked at …

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Maya Angelou: Remembrances of America’s Wise Woman

Maya Angelou was often called America’s wise woman, and since her passing on Wednesday at the age of 86, many notable people have shared their remembrances of the poet, civil rights leader and storyteller extraordinaire. In addition to those in the video clip above, a few people in high places also shared their words about their friend. mentor, and favorite …

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Oprah Winfrey Remembers Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey is one of millions mourning the loss of prolific author and poet, Maya Angelou. When news outlets began reporting Angelou’s death on Wednesday, May 28, many celebrities, public figures, dignitaries and fans took to social media with dedicatory posts about the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author. The 60-year-old media proprietor also opted to share her thoughts. Winfrey released a heartfelt statement via …

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Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Incredible Maya Angelou

Poet, author and professor Nikki Giovanni remembered the renowned poet and activist Maya Angelou — who died Wednesday at her home — during an NPR broadcast Thursday. “I don’t know anybody, and I really don’t, who has gotten as much out of life as Maya Angelou,” Giovanni told NPR’s Michel Martin. Giovanni said Angelou never shared much about her past, …

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Maya Angelou’s Death: Celebs React On Twitter

Maya Angelou lived a happy and successful life. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. Angelou touched the lives of many with her presence and words, but sadly she passed away on Wednesday, May 28. Angelou had …

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Maya Angelou Talks About Her Childhood on Mother’s Day

It can be hard to accurately express feelings on Mother’s Day, and who better to take up the task than a poet? Maya Angelou has just released her seventh autobiography, titled Mom & Me & Mom. The book chronicles the author‘s memories of her mother and grandmother, who each helped to raise her at different points in her childhood. Angelou …

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