Category Archives: Videos

Jo Nesbo’s Detective, Harry Hole

Just how does one pronounce that name, anyway? Find out in this video!

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October 9, 1940 – Birthday of John Winston Lennon

John Lennon would have been 70 in 2010, had he not been shot to death outside his New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980 by Mark David Chapman. Lennon took a break from music in 1975, but reemerged … Continue reading

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Review of “Hiroshima in the Morning” by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped a 9,700-pound uranium bomb over the city of Hiroshima. The yield of the explosion was later estimated at 15 kilotons (the equivalent of 15,000 … Continue reading

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Black History Month: February 21, 1933 – Birthday of Fabulous Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist who recorded over forty live and studio albums. She had a unique musical style that combined classical training with an interest in a broad … Continue reading

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August 29, 1920 – Birthday of Charlie Parker

Charles “Bird” Parker, Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist and composer who is considered one of the most innovative and influential jazz musicians in American history. He began to play the saxophone at age eleven, and by age twenty was … Continue reading

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