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Astronaut Winston Scott: A Musician in Outer Space

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WINSTON SCOTT is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain. Scott performed a total of 5 spacewalks on two missions to the International Space Station. Scott grew up in Miami, Florida and is an excellent trumpet player.  As a teenager, he sat in with several major bands and performed at the Hampton House in Brownsville. Today, Scott still plays trumpet and performs with the Winston Scott Cosmic Jazz Ensemble.

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Historic Hampton House Portraits

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On October 24th, 2018, at a ceremony at the Bass Art Museum, RAYMOND ELMAN received an Ellie Award from the ArtCenter / South Florida (now Oolite Arts) to create five 40 x 60 inch mixed media portraits of people (now in their 70s & 80s) who patronized The Hampton House, located in Brownsville, FL (Miami), during the 1950s and ’60s, when prominent African-American political leaders, entertainers, and athletes stayed at The Hampton House, because they were not allowed to stay in Miami Beach due to Segregation.

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