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Hamilton: An American Musical

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured, The Arts, Theater | Comments Off on Hamilton: An American Musical

Have you ever thought, “I’m going to sit down at the old piano and compose a musical. I’ll make it about a historical figure from 200...

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Album: Songs in the Key of Life

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

The word “genius” probably gets thrown around too often, just as “superstar” does. But Stevie Wonder is unarguably...

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Mariah Carey

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Featured, Singer | Comments Off on Mariah Carey

Somewhere in America, there’s a little kid who’ll see Mariah Carey on some talk show, won’t know that she’s sold...

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Song: "Unforgettable"

Posted by on Feb 10, 2010 in Songs | Comments Off on Song: "Unforgettable"

This is one of the greatest songs from the Great American Songbook. Nelson Riddle arranged it, and Nat King Cole (Great American Things,...

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Singers: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Rolling Stones formed in the early sixties. That’s a career span coming up on 40 years, which is remarkable. But the Blind Boys...

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Song: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 in Music, Songs | 2 comments

Paul Simon wrote it. Art Garfunkel sang it. And America loved it. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” won the Grammy Awards for both...

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Singer: Ella Fitzgerald

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009 in Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Ella Fitzgerald

What would you call the most popular female jazz singer over a period of 50 years? Who won 13 Grammys and sold more than 40 million albums?...

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Singer: Tony Bennett

Posted by on Sep 29, 2009 in Singer | 1 comment

Anthony Benedetto turned 83 in August, and here’s a news flash: The man can still belt a tune. My wife and I went to see him in...

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