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Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Is Reportedly Gravely Ill

A close friend of Aretha Franklin is confirming that the ‘Queen of Soul’ is seriously ill. Detroit news anchor, Evrod Cassimy, reported that “Aretha Franklin is gravely ill.” He spoke with her family members on Sunday evening, who were gathered

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[Video] Ageless Tony Bennett Turns 92 Today!

Tony Bennett is celebrating his 92nd birthday today. Happy Birthday Tony! To mark the occasion, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall have united for a classy, revamp of George and Ira Gershwin’s 1924 song “Fascinating Rhythm.” The track previews their upcoming collaborative

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Celebrity Happy Birthday! Ottawa Born Paul Anka Turns 77 Today

Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, on July 30th, 1941. He developed a talent for song writing in high school (Fisher Park) and recorded his first single, “I Confess”, when he was just 14. In 1957, with $100 given to him

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Famous Star Trek TV Theme Had Lyrics – Who Knew?

The Star Trek theme song is familiar to pretty much everyone. It was played during the original show’s opening credits back in 1966. A slightly longer version is played, during the closing credits. The show’s familiar melody was written by

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[Video] The Lounge: Encore – One Of The Carpenters Biggest Hits Was Originally Written As A TV Ad

The Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling group’s of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 100 million. Between 1970 and 1984

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Home Sharing Is Great Solution To Rising Rents And Low Vacancy rates – And It’s Catching On

Canada’s rents are rising while vacancy rates are shrinking, yet the country has one coveted real estate asset collecting dust: empty bedrooms, and millions of them. A growing number of the country’s seniors are living in homes too big, while young

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First Ever Hollywood Movie Shot Entirely In Canada Has An Ottawa Connection

Very interesting footnote from the Historical Society of Ottawa concerning July 16th… On this day in 1941… A film crew from Warner Brothers, the motion picture studio, arrived in Ottawa to film ‘Captains of the Clouds’, the first ever Hollywood

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1950’s Heartthrob Tab Hunter Has Passed Away At 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob back in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!” has died. He was 86. His spouse confirmed that he died Sunday of a blood clot

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A Meeting That’s Been 90 Years In The Making!

The 1st Gerber Baby took a sweet photo with the newest one. It was a heartwarming moment as the first Gerber baby, now 91, met the newest one, little Lucas Warren. Lucas made history in 2018 when he became Gerber’s

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According To The Latest Meme, The Number 1 Song On Your 14th Birthday Is ‘Life Defining’

There’s a new viral craze on the Internet that’s catching on. What was the No. 1 song on the pop charts on your 14th birthday? According to this musical meme, that song “defines your entire life.” As crazy as that

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[Video] The Lounge: Encore – Dean Martin Tries To Keep Up With Caterina Valente

Unscripted and a whole lot of fun! Watch this clip from the Dean Martin TV show, featuring Caterina Valente. Caterina Valente is a French-born Italian multilingual singer, guitarist, dancer, and actress. She is known as a polyglot, meaning she speaks

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Star Of TV ‘Duster’ Cheyenne, Clint Walker Dead At 90

Clint Walker, who starred in the television Western “Cheyenne” and had a key supporting role in the WWII film “The Dirty Dozen,” died on Monday in Northern California, according to the New York Times. He was 90. For seven seasons

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Gibson Guitars Files For Bankruptcy Protection

It’s hard to imagine recorded music without Gibson guitars. The list of famous Gibson guitar players reads like a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame roll call! Who can forget Chuck Berry’s sliding introduction to Johnny B Good? Few guitar

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Old School Music Formats Making An Impressive Comeback

You’ve probably heard that vinyl sales have increased for 11 straight years. Can you guess what other old school music technology is also making a comeback? The image above should provide a clue! Vinyl boasted a 22% jump and CASSETTE

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[Video] Colourful Mural Boxes Are Part Of Downtown Rideau Culture Walk Tour

Have you seen these and wondered about them? Mural boxes are part of the Downtown Rideau Culture Walking Tour, a free self-guided walking tour featuring the abundant, and vibrant collection of public art, galleries, exhibits, monuments and points of interest

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