DAY 131 GRAMMY CHASE: THE WIZ


In memory of the remarkable life and contributions of Lena Horne, today’s Grammy Chase acknowledges all of the actors, actresses and musicians that made the movie The Wiz an incredible delight for the silver screen. It’s been more than 30 years but the movie is STILL just as gripping, intense and inspirational. In doing a little digging as I have been for the past 130 other days, I discovered that The Wiz was granted a Grammy in 1978, and rightfully so. At the hands and talents of the renowned Quincy Jones and Robert (Bobby) Freedman, the movie was awarded Best Instrumental Arrangement. Below is a video that someone compiled of M. Jackson clips, bringing back great memories. Thanks whomever you are.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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