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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Ding-Dong!

Wicked author Gregory Maguire did much to elicit sympathy for the Wicked Witch of the West.

Buskers Unite!

Some virtuoso musicians hone their craft with classical training in gilded music halls. And some…some take to the streets.

A Grand And Glorious Feeling

Jack Hylton would become one of Britain’s foremost bandleaders, but got his start in barrooms…at the age of 8.

Ozymandias

John Gielgud reads Ozymandias, from Columbia’s 1939 “Voices of Poetry” collection.

Open, Parachute!

The history books are full of names of inventors who have, through struggle and determination, brought innovation to humankind. But what of those who ...

100 Years of Woody Guthrie – The Ballad of October 16th

Beethoven vs. Napoleon

Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had ...

Crazy Blues

A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.

Ain’t Misbehavin’

How Louis Armstrong’s first international tour earned him his famous nickname.

Mairzy Doats

What do mares and does have in common?

Mambo Italiano

Wait…they banned what?
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