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Allan Thomas Brown (1886-1952)

I added a new page on Allan Thomas Brown. He was a chauffeur and salesman of automobile parts. He lived at 1874 Pendrell Street… 18 more words


Martina McBride (1966-Present)

Martina McBride is an American country music singer, and songwriter. She has been called the “Celine Dion of Country Music”, known for her big voiced-ballads, and soprano range. 90 more words


Michael Jackson, Inc: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion Dollar Empire (Atria Books)

In life and in death, vast (and often quite accurate) comparisons were made between Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Enigmatic, soulful performers with eccentric tendencies, a heart of gold, an entourage of friends, family, and hangers-on who helped seclude him from society and who may or may not have always had their best interests at heart, and a sudden, drug-related death that would launch their careers into a bizarre postmortem success that equals and/or exceeds where they were at the time they died. 910 more words

Book Reviews

Meet Drew Cross

Drew Cross is a second year English with Creative Writing student at Nottingham Trent University. A disabled father of three, with a background in the police force and financial services, and a strong interest in Mixed Martial Arts, travel, and Eastern Philosophy. 20 more words


Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams, by Paul Hemphill ****

Paul Hemphill put in a lot of time and research to write this book. I am not really a true country music fan, but because country music is in part the history of the US working class, it’s an important book for me to read (and of course, I love memoirs and biographies in general). 956 more words


When History and Family History Intersect

Over a year ago, GeneaJourneys readers were introduced to Grace Desmond (1891-1972)–a  gifted pianist at the turn of the last century, who just happens to be my  aunt. 725 more words


Don Pardo (1918-2014)

Dominick George “Don” Pardo was an American radio and television announcer. His best known work was on the long-running late night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live… 44 more words