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Bob Dylan on the launch of rock and roll

Rock and roll was indeed an extension of what was going on – the big swinging bands – Ray Noble, Will Bradley, Glenn Miller, I listened to that music before I heard Elvis Presley. But rock and roll was high … Continue reading

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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on St. Patrick’s Day

The ties that bind our two countries are deep and historic. And Ireland and the United States have a unique relationship that goes back to the earliest days of the original 14 colonies.  Irish foreign military officers assisted George Washington … Continue reading

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Chicago Ice Cream Maker Found Her Destiny in Paris

The Wall Street Journal published a beautifully memorable eulogy of Jolyn Robichaux this week. At the age of 88, she died a month ago of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Lewisville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. (Link is unavailable.) Robichaux grew up … Continue reading

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Jack White’s Infinite Imagination

By Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker Anything that captures Jack White’s imagination can occupy him. He reads scripts in the hope of directing a movie—he said he was disappointed at losing the opportunity to direct one about a Detroit drug … Continue reading

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How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien’s ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’

By Alicia Kort, Newsweek In the 20th century, two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination with their original works, which have been translated into more than 39 languages, printed in more than 300 million … Continue reading

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Banksy Puts Mark on Bethlehem Hotel With ‘Worst View in the World’

By Russell Goldman, The New York Times Welcome to the “hotel with the worst view in the world.” Please be mindful of the million-dollar art on the walls. The elusive British street artist Banksy has decorated the interiors of the … Continue reading

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Punk rock lifers Social Distortion move forward by looking backward

  By JASON BRACELIN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL There has to be a heaven, because Mike Ness has already been through hell. This is how the Social Distortion frontman describes his life. You hear it in his voice, a lived-in baritone … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents Day

Happy President’s Day! In addition to President Obama’s Hawaiian roots, there were a few other Commander in Chiefs who could sniff out a tiki joint. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon were both fans of Trader Vic’s in Hollywood, Washington … Continue reading

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Al Green: 40 years at Full Gospel Tabernacle

By Bob Mehl, Commercial Appeal Al Green talks to God. That’s not meant as metaphor or a figure of speech. Al Green literally talks to God. He banters, chatters, laughs, argues, questions, sings to and speaks with the Almighty on … Continue reading

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