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Teen Idols

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Teen Idols

In his song “The Boy in the Bubble,” Paul Simon reminded us: “Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts.”...

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“Graceland,” Paul Simon

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on “Graceland,” Paul Simon

From the title track on, “Graceland” showcased Paul Simon’s willingness to experiment. Much of it was recorded in South...

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Music: The Brill Building

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Music: The Brill Building

In the Brill Building, and a couple of other addresses down the block that housed the overflow, American pop music was written, arranged,...

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TV Show: The Muppet Show

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: The Muppet Show

We first knew Jim Henson’s Muppets from their appearances on Sesame Street. Henson, however, didn’t want to be stuck with the...

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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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