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    Chubby Checker

    Recording Artist

    Chubby Checker is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist" and the Pony with hit "Pony Time". Checker is the only recording artist to place five albums in the Top 12 at once.

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  • Black Men United

    Black Men United

    Recording Group

    Black Men United (B.M.U.) was a collaboration of many African-American male R&B, neo-soul and soul music artists. Its sole song "U Will Know", written by a young D'Angelo, was released in 1994. It was featured in the movie "Jason's Lyric".

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    Pitbull

    Recording Artist

    Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide, is an American rapper, singer, actor and record producer. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's 2002 album "Kings of Crunk". In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album "M.I.A.M.I.".

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    Vanessa Williams

    Recording Artist and Actress

    Vanessa Williams initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title. She received multiple Grammy Award nominations, including for her number-one hit and signature song, "Save the Best for Last".

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    José Antonio Abreu

    Orchestra Conductor

    José Antonio Abreu Anselmi was a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician best known for his association with El Sistema. He was honored with the 2009 Latin Grammy Trustees Award.

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  • Dalia Chirinos

    Dalia Chirinos

    Member, Company B

    Company B is a freestyle trio formed in 1986. The current line-up consists of Susan Maria Gonzalez, Dalia Chirino, and Siddy Betancourt. Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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  • Susan Maria Gonzalez

    Susan Maria Gonzalez

    Lead Singer, Company B

    Company B is a freestyle trio formed in 1986. The current line-up consists of Susan Maria Gonzalez, Dalia Chirino, and Siddy Betancourt. Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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  • Company B

    Company B

    Recording Group

    Company B is a freestyle trio formed in 1986. The current line-up consists of Susan Maria Gonzalez, Dalia Chirino, and Siddy Betancourt. Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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  • Siddy Betancourt

    Siddy Betancourt

    Member, Company B

    Company B is a freestyle trio formed in 1986. The current line-up consists of Susan Maria Gonzalez, Dalia Chirino, and Siddy Betancourt. Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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  • Jan Lewan

    Jan Lewan

    The Polka King

    Jan Lewan is a Polish-American songwriter and polka band leader. His financial crimes were described by "The Morning Call" as a "classic Ponzi scheme". Lewan's life has been depicted in multiple films, including "The Polka King", starring Jack Black.

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