57th Street Gallery

http://www.57thstreetgallery.com/ . 57th Street Gallery’s intentions are to use art and music as a tool to make the community aware of the impact that art and music has on the world from the past to the present. The Gallery is open to new ideas, diversity and welcomes community participation. 57th Street Gallery’s visitors will always enter into a warm and welcoming environment. Collecting art is an objective of the 57th Street Gallery as well as listening to the best jazz music in the Bay Area. 57th Street Gallery is the brain child of Floyd Pellom a San Francisco Bay Area … Continue reading 57th Street Gallery

Little Known Black History Fact: E. Russell Smith

E. Russell Smith was a gangster and entrepreneur that carried the club scene of Seattle, Washington during the 1920’s. Nicknamed “Noodles,” Smith was known to keep just enough cash on hand for a bowl of noodles after a long night of gambling. Around 1909, Noodles made his way to the Washington area with $17,000; money he said he had acquired in a three-day gambling spree. With his financing in place, Smith busied himself in the nightclub scene, dominating jazz sets for over 20 years. Partnering with Burr “Blackie” Williams, Smith opened famous places like the Dumas Club and the Alhambra, also known … Continue reading Little Known Black History Fact: E. Russell Smith