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End of an era for Dickinson dynasty

Today in 1989 “Mrs D” announced her retirement. Thus ending the association betweeen one of the great yards and National Hunt racing. The list of great horses from Harewood is endless. 13 more words

National Hunt

Bad Company - Bad Company (album) - Classic Music Review

One of the most important advances in the field rock ‘n’ roll marketing was the invention of the term, “Supergroup.” According to Wikipedia, “A supergroup is a music group whose members are previously successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or well known in other musical professions.” Most people believe that Cream was the first supergroup, though there is an equally strong argument for The Steampacket, a mid-60’s U. 3,237 more words

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Knee-knock Rise (1970) Natalie Babbitt

**** recommended

Grade Level Equivalent: 5
Lexile: 760L

First published 1970 but set in some undetermined time before the advent of the automobile, this short novel tells the story of Egan, a boy (who appears to be about 10-12 years old) and his first trip to the town of Instep to stay with relatives, attend the annual fair and hear for himself the famous roar of the Megrimum. 202 more words

1800s

Book Review: Addicted to Americana

When people ask me “Who inspires you?” they are usually wanting to know who my style icons are. While style icons are great and all, there are some people who really, truly inspire me on a much deeper level than just clothing, and those are the people who are dedicated to historic preservation. 608 more words

1950s

Cher - Naturally Beautiful 'Glamzon' Goes Solo (Mid 70s)

Cher’s look in Sonny and Cher was that of a very cute, approachable American College girl as they were on Ready! Steady! Go! in the sixties. 411 more words

Portraits

"A Taste of honey - A Boogie oogie oogie"

A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act, formed in 1971 by associates Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble. In 1978, they had one of the best known chart-toppers of the disco era, “Boogie Oogie Oogie”. 69 more words

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