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Indiana Avenue - Life and Musical Journey from 1915 to 2015

The life and musical history of Indiana Avenue from 1915 to 2015 is presented for readers from young adults to adults. It shows the robust legacy of music including ragtime, blues, jazz, spiritual, bebop, doo wop, Motown, opera and hip hop. A diverse array of Indiana music legends are represented including (Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, The Ink Spots, David Baker, Larry Ridley, Slide Hampton, Hoagy Carmichael, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Angela Brown and Babyface Edmonds are included. Musicians and music educators share their advice for young musicians. Life during racially segregated times to current diversified times are discussed. The important contributions of women and women's empowerment for 100 years are highlighted. Glimpses of the African American Hodge family are interwoven with the musical history. Over sixty photos and maps illustrate the rich and notable history.