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Barnes & Noble

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Remember when Barnes & Noble was the enemy? It was considered the big box Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, crushing mom and pop bookstores in...

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Soul Train

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

The concept, of course, wasn’t original. American Bandstand set the standard, and Soul Train was one of many imitators. But it...

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Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on earth.” We have to wait in an airplane on the tarmac for two...

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Here’s your bold vision. Here’s your thinking out of the box. The CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama said to himself,...

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Memorial Day

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Holiday | 1 comment

It probably comes as no surprise that this significant and meaningful holiday started in the South the year following the end of the Civil...

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Althea Gibson

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Featured, Sports | 1 comment

Some have called Althea Gibson “the female Jackie Robinson“, and that’s pretty close. While the international tennis...

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Amadeus

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Featured, Film | 2 comments

You wouldn’t think the rivalry between two 19th century composers would make a movie of interest to anyone, save some highbrow...

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Newport News Shipbuilding

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

I grew up in Newport News, and many of my friends’ parents worked at the Shipyard. After high school, many of those friends also had...

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“Jolene”

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

When you think about Dolly Parton, songwriting probably isn’t the first thing you think about. In fact, it isn’t the first two...

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Southwest Airlines

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Most airlines will get you where you want to go. But as an industry, rising costs have made them a pale imitation of what they used to be....

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