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R.I.P. Chuck Berry

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:43pm 3/18/2017 at 7:43pm
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Sad news.

The great Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

I remember as a teenager listening to his records over and over and over. I think it’s fair to say he was my first rock idol, even though by the time I started listening to him in the 1970s I...

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Kid Rock for Senate?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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If the political gossip mill is correct, Kid Rock’s name has been dropped for a Michigan Senate run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Stabenow.

Stabenow is up for reelection in 2018.

Robert Ritchie or Kid Rock has long considered himself a libertarian-leaning Republican, supporting Mitt Romney, Ben Carson, and finally Donald Trump’s...

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Singer Joy Villa Wears Pro-Trump Dress to Grammys, Sales Skyrocket

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Singer Joy Villa turned heads when she revealed her less than subtle gown at the Grammys.

“Go big, or go home. You can either stand for what you believe or fall for what you don’t. Above all make a choice for tolerance and love. Agree to disagree. See...

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Willie Nelson Cancels 3 Shows Due to Persistent Illness

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/8/2017 at 4:30pm
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The 83-year-old musician cancelled three California shows due to illness.

From the AP wire:

BAKERSFIELD, California — Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.

Publicist Elaine Schock tells The Associated Press that Nelson will have to miss his three-night stint that had been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Buck...

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Lady Gaga wins Super Bowl LI with huge sales surge

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/7/2017 at 2:30pm
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It is hard to say who the biggest winner was Sunday night.

The overtime, comeback victory of the Patriots and its famous quarterback Tom Brady would likely top everyone’s list.

However, in the wake of an entertaining, well-executed performance devoid of blatant politicization, Lady Gaga is probably giving the Patriots a run for...

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R.I.P. Maggie Roche

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00am 1/28/2017 at 11:00am

In the late 1970s while in college I saw The Roches play.

I’ve featured their songs on the Video of the Day section of the sidebar several years ago. Their songs were mostly positive, great harmonies, never attacking anyone, and generally bring back fond memories of that time.

This is their signature...

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How Harmonica Therapy is Helping Lung Patients Recover

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:30am 1/4/2017 at 10:30am

Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that make the biggest difference.

A hospital in New Jersey is using ‘harmonicare’ to assist in the recovery of lung patients. Playing the harmonica reportedly helps, “strengthen diaphragm muscles” and stamina, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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R.I.P. Robert Leo Hulseman, creator of Red Solo Cup

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:34pm 12/29/2016 at 5:34pm
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There have been many deaths we have written about this year, from great musicians to actresses to astronauts to Nancy Reagan.

But there may have been no other who so touched our lives.

Fox News reports, Creator of the Red Solo Cup dies at 84:

The creator of the Red Solo Cup died on...

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VIDEO: Jose Feliciano performs National Anthem at 1968 World Series

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00am 12/27/2016 at 11:00am
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Mary posted yesterday about how Jackie Evancho has come under liberal attack, but also has seen her Album Hit #1 after it was announced she would perform at Trump’s Inauguration.

In preparing a future Jose Feliciano line-up for Video of the Day sometime in the future, I found this performance at Game...

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VIDEO: Hillsdale College Choir Sings ‘O Holy Night’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/25/2016 at 2:00pm
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This performance is actually from last year but the song is timeless.

Hillsdale is one of the few American colleges where no one worries about political correctness when it comes to celebrating Christmas.

This is a truly beautiful performance. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 8:30am 12/25/2016 at 8:30am

We featured this video last year and liked it so much, we’re doing it again.

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the

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R.I.P. Greg Lake

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/8/2016 at 5:30pm
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As the rock generation of the 60s and 70s ages, we’re seeing increasing number of deaths at relatively “young” ages based on current average life expectencies.

We can’t write about them all, but this one is special, at least to me.

Greg Lake died yesterday.

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Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (VIDEO)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/5/2016 at 5:30pm
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The Obama administration has decided to halt work on the pipeline that allegedly would have run through Native American territory:

The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil...

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Bob Dylan Will Skip His Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00am 11/17/2016 at 9:00am
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That’s so Dylan.

From Radio Sweden:

After weeks of speculation, the Swedish Academy has confirmed that Bob Dylan will not travel to Stockholm in December to attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.

The songwriter, who won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote a letter to the Academy in which he said he had...

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Hallelujah

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/11/2016 at 7:30pm

Leonard Cohen passed away.

Rolling Stone reports:

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died Monday at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page Thursday evening.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter...

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Bob Dylan to Nobel committee: My answer is blowin’ in the wind

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 10:00am 10/23/2016 at 10:00am
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Bob Dylan was the unexpected winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Apparently, the Honey Badger don’t give a s*** about it, because he’s been silent.

And that has angered some on the Nobel committee, as the NY Times reports:

Mr. Dylan became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature this...

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I just found another excuse to play Boney M music

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:30pm 10/20/2016 at 8:30pm
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I never pass up an opportunity to play Boney M music.

I first wrote a separate post about Boney M was when lead singer Bobby Farrell died in December 2010:

Boney M

That is a name I had not heard in decades.

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