Al Green

Al Green

American singer
The prototypical soul singer, a hit machine in the 1970s, and a preacher/vocalist who continued to amaze for decades.
BornApril 13, 1946
HometownForrest City, Arkansas, United States of America
Net worth$25 million
Height5'10" (1.79m)
SpouseShirley Kyles
ChildrenAl Green Jr. , Kala Green , Ruby Green , Alva Green , Cora Green , Trevor Green
ParentsCora Greene , Robert Greene


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The inside story of P Diddy's epic 40th birthday bash 10 years on - from the party planner himself

  • Everyone who was anyone was invited to P Diddy's 40th birthday extravaganza at the New York Plaza Hotel in 2009, from Paris Hilton to Oprah and Jay Z. Bronson Van Wyck, the party planner behind the event, called in to discuss how he pulled it off - and why the cops crashed the party. "People say that Andy Warhol was incredible at self-presentation. Sean Combs is a master. In the case of his 40th birthday, he wanted to throw the best party anyone had ever been to, at the same location as Truman Capote’s famous black and white ball. Puffy came to see me before the party started to check how everything looked. All we had left to do was light the candles, but he said, “Bronson, you know what would take this party over the top?” I was thinking, “please don’t tell me.” “If we could make it snow,” he said. It doesn’t snow in October if you’re outside, much less on the third floor ballroom of a hotel, but we managed to find a guy in New Jersey who had the key to a technical storage unit with a snow machine. When people got out of their cars at The Plaza Hotel, there were students from Juilliard doing ballet on the Grand Army Plaza sidewalk. Close to 1,000 people were invited, but everyone in the city wanted to crash. We had a cordon of 50 security guards around the hotel.


Two Texas Congressmen Arrested at Voting-Rights Protest in Washington

Two Texas Congressman, Reps Al Green and Ron Reynolds, were arrested during a voting-rights protest in Washington on August 3.The congressmen were among activists, black religious leaders, and over 100 state legislators who rallied outside the Capitol on Tuesday to urge the Senate to delay its summer recess until passing the For the People Act, which aims to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box.Congressman Al Green, who represents Texas’s 9th Congressional district, was arrested for blocking traffic, according to local media. Capitol Police cited the congressman’s offence as crowding, obstructing or incommoding, and he received a $50 fine.Footage shows protesters singing “We Shall Overcome” and chanting “the people, united, will never be defeated,” in response to the congressmen’s arrest.Rep Ron Reynolds, representing Texas’s District 27, wrote on social media that he was arrested while “peacefully protesting against voter suppression, protecting access to the ballot and preserving our precious right to vote”.In a social media post, Rep Al Green said, “I’d do it all again in the name of voting rights.”“Texas Democrats are still risking it all to protect our democracy – including facing arrest for protesting to defend our right to vote,” the state’s Democratic Party wrote on social media on Tuesday. “We proudly stand with @ronereynolds and @RepAlGreen for being unapologetic voices for our rights during this movement. #GoodTrouble”. Credit: Congressman Al Green via Storyful
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