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Black History Month Spotlight: Marian Anderson - First African American named a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company

 (Born February 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.—died April 8, 1993, Portland, Ore.) American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time.


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B.B. King - Black History Month Featured Musician

Musician. Born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bene, Mississippi. A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family, B. B. King became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed "The Beale Street Blues Boy." That nickname was soon shortened to "B. B."

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Black History Month Featured Musician B.B. King
 

Cricket Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

 

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

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Cricket's Muve Music Named as a Finalist for CNET's "Best of CES" Award

Cricket Wireless made a huge splash at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with the debut of Muve Music, the first wireless plan to include unlimited music downloads!

 

Muve Music, the newest offering from Cricket, gives customers unlimited talk, text, web and unlimited full song, ringback and ringtone downloads - all for $55/month.

 

In addition to the buzz and great response Muve Music received from everyone at CES, Cricket was honored to be named as a finalist for CNET's "Best of CES" Award.

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Cricket Introduces Muve Music

Muve Music™ is Cricket's newest innovation for the wireless industry marking the first time unlimited music is offered as part of a wireless rate plan. Muve Music is designed exclusively for the mobile phone so no computer is needed. Muve Music, delivered over Cricket's nationwide 3G network, includes unlimited talk, text and Web PLUS unlimited music downloads, ringtones and ringback tones.

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