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Singer: Martina McBride

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Featured, Music, Singer | 2 comments

The first question I have about Martina McBride is simple. Are her eyes really that blue, or are those contacts? Best I can tell...

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Film: Frankenstein

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Film: Frankenstein

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” One of my all-time favorite movie quotes. So useful. As you probably know, Mary Shelley...

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Holiday: Candy Corn

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: Candy Corn

The one absolutely distinctive seasonal candy for Halloween is candy corn. Not everyone likes it (though I do – come to think of it,...

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Music: Southern Rock

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Featured, General, Music | Comments Off on Music: Southern Rock

Let’s have a little debate here. Which one of these bands comes to mind first when the subject is Southern Rock? a) The Allman...

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Kids Stuff: The Cat in the Hat

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kids Stuff: The Cat in the Hat

Which is the more popular book by Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat or How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Certainly, the Grinch is the ultimate...

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Writer: Ray Bradbury

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Featured, The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Writer: Ray Bradbury

It’s hard to imagine how many words Ray Bradbury has written over his lifetime. We know him for his groundbreaking science fiction...

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Americana: Green Stamps

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on Americana: Green Stamps

In an attempt to keep this site from becoming “Great Nostalgic Things,” I try to keep a good balance between great things of...

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Album: Patsy Cline – The Definitive Collection

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Featured, General, Music | Comments Off on Album: Patsy Cline – The Definitive Collection

Seldom does a voice come along with the expressive soulfulness of Patsy Cline. She was definitely country enough to fit comfortably in that...

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Actor: Gene Kelly

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Actor, Featured | 2 comments

Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to see Singin’ in the Rain shown on a big screen at a restored movie house near here, and...

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TV Show: See It Now

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: See It Now

As a brand new medium, everything about television had to be invented from scratch. One logical and popular idea was to adapt radio...

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