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Mairzy Doats

What do mares and does have in common?

February 11, 2022
Love and Marriage

It’s ironic that celebrity marriages command such attention, when all seem to be made up of the same three key ingredients: Glitz, glamour and short life spans.

February 10, 2022
A Capitol Idea

You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…

February 9, 2022
Old Ironsides Saved By…A Poem

How Old Ironsides was saved from destruction…not by tactic or armor, but by a poem.

February 8, 2022
The Lost Chord

Arthur Sullivan was one of Britain’s most important composers, one half of a little theatrical team known as Gilbert and Sullivan.

February 7, 2022
The Legend of Wyatt Earp

Famed lawman Wyatt Earp has been the subject of nearly a dozen movies, but his role as on-set advisor for westerns would have a major impact on film history.

February 3, 2022
Gracie Discovers A Movie Star

George Burns knew the secret to his success…his wife Gracie.

February 2, 2022
Danza Number 5!

You’re listening to Johannes Brahms and the Banda de Estado Mayor de Mexico. That’s right, a Hungarian danza by a Mexican banda. You’re on the Sound Beat. Brahms composed 21 danzas, basing them on Hungarian folk themes. Mostly…in fact, he thought this one, number 5, was based on a folk song, but that song turned out it ...

January 31, 2022
The Music Goes Round and Round

Mae Questel made a career out of doing other people’s voices

January 26, 2022
Buskers Unite!

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

January 25, 2022