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Music-versary: Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942

An American national treasure and one of Brooklyn’s finest, Barbra Streisand has earned a lifetime of happy birthdays for entertaining the world through song and the silver screen. 290 more words


Trying to Get Through Spring

There are so many beautiful songs about Spring–songs that cover different aspects  of the weather, the flowers, themes of renewal, loss, and love. I think that the seasons resonate with everyone, at least everyone who lives in an area of the world where they set the schedule for planting, growing, harvest, and fallow. 

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2016 with SiriusXM!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and SiriusXM is celebrating with specials all month long on Watercolors (Ch. 66) and Real Jazz (Ch. 67). Hear dozens of live performances and exclusive shows from traditional and contemporary jazz stars, only on SiriusXM! 1,393 more words


Music-versary: Happy birthday Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, Oscar nominated actress, celebrated singer, devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 92nd year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base that grew up listening to her cheery music, watching her popular rom-com movies, and adoring the slice of sunshine that she gave to each of them. 828 more words


Happy 70th birthday, Liza Minnelli!

Few people in history have been born into the kind of Hollywood royal family that Liza Minnelli was, and gone on to become a pop culture phenomenon in their own right. 353 more words


Oscars Playlist: 2016 nominees + past winners and nominees

Everyone knows that the Oscars are about the movies, but just as important as the acting and the directing is the music that ties it all together and sets the scene. 198 more words


Mardi Gras Survival Guide: Food, booze, music, fashion + recovery tips for Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday—no matter what you call it, there’s no holiday quite like it. From lively music and bead throwing, to parading and consuming copious amounts of food and drink, the Christian holiday has become a cultural phenomenon, especially in New Orleans, where thousands of locals and tourists revel in hedonism for days (and even weeks) on end. 917 more words