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Jo Nesbo’s Detective, Harry Hole

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

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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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May 30, 1943 – Birthday of Gale Sayers, “The Kansas Comet”

Gale Sayers played football for the Chicago Bears as a halfback (today this position is called running back) from 1965 to 1971. He was forced to retire after several injuries. In 1977, Sayers was inducted into the Pro Football Hall … Continue reading

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May 7, 1941 – Glenn Miller records “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA Victor

“Chattanooga Choo Choo” is a big-band/swing song which was featured in the 1941 movie “Sun Valley Serenade,” starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, and Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. It was performed in the film as two back-to-back production numbers. The … Continue reading

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