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On This Day In 1955 – An Elephant Started Making Streets Safer For Kids

Elmer the Safety Elephant was born in 1947. Elmer had some pretty simple rules: “Look both ways before crossing the street,” and “Keep away from parked cars.” But they worked. Traffic accidents involving children dropped by 44 per cent the

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Scott Walker Of The Walker Brothers Has Died

Singer and songwriter Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960’s included “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” has died. He was 76. The Walker Brothers trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1964. The line-up included

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[Video] The 45 RPM Record Was Introduced 70 Years Ago

In 1948, Columbia Records came up with a game changing alternative to the old scratchy, fragile, 10-inch, 78 RPM record, which had been in existence since the late 1800s. It was the dawn of the new long-playing album, pressed on

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[Video] Dick Dale – The King Of Surf Guitar Has Died At 81

Before there were guitar heroes like Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, there was Dick Dale – the inventor of surf rock, the twangy electric guitar style that found its way into everything from punk music, to the bluesy rock style

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Legendary Session Drummer Hal Blaine Has Died At 90

Drummer Hal Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. His son-in-law, Andy Johnson, told The Associated Press that Hal Blaine died of natural causes Monday at his home in Palm Desert, California. He

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André Previn, Famed Composer & Conductor, Has Died At 89

André Previn, who blurred the boundaries between jazz, pop and classical music — and between composing, conducting and performing — had died. He was 89. His manager, Linda Petrikova, says he passed away Thursday in his Manhattan home. André Previn

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NAC Broadway Across Canada 2019-2020 Season Will Include “Hamilton”

The 2019-2020 Broadway Season at the NAC has been announced, and as with last year, it’s a 4-show season! The season will kick off on October 22 – 27, 2019 with a production of the musical “Rent” the 20th Anniversary

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Actor Richard E Grant Finally Receives A Reply From Barbra Streisand After 47 Years

Here’s a wonderful story about a life-long fan crush. Oscar nominated actor, Richard E Grant, recently shared a long-waited reply to a letter that he sent to Barbra Streisand, 47 years ago. Richard is now 61. In the letter, which

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[Video] “Goodbye Dolly” – Broadway Legend Carol Channing Has Passed Away

Carol Channing, the legendary actress known for her roles in “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” has died at 97. She played Dolly Levi more than 5,000 times across three Broadway runs from the 1960s to the 1990s and on

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New Broadway Adaptation of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Already A Record Breaker

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has proven a hit not just on literary bestseller lists, but on Broadway, too. The new Aaron Sorkin stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic just broke the record for the highest-grossing single week of an American play

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IRS Says The Estate Of Aretha Franklin Owes Millions

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the estate of Aretha Franklin owes the federal government in the U.S. more than $6.3 million in unpaid income tax. The Queen of Soul died of pancreatic cancer in August and left behind no

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Entertainment World Mourns The Passing Of Two Prominent Figures

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson has passed away at the age of 81. She known for her flexible style, spanning jazz, blues, R&B, soul and pop, Nancy Wilson recorded music for more than 50 years and released more than 70 albums,

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‘Hee-Haw’ Host Roy Clark Has Died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV comedy/variety show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century has died. His publicist said Roy Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at his home in

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Michael Bublé Tour Plans For 2019 Revealed

Michael Bublé will be back on the road in 2019. Michael’s Bublé’s 27-city U.S. tour will begin on Feb. 13th in Tampa, Florida, and will wrap in Tacoma, Washington on April 6th. Then, Michael will head north for the Canadian

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The Music World Honours Joni Mitchell On Her 75th Birthday

Joni Mitchell is being honoured in Los Angeles this week with a star-studded, two-day gala celebration marking her 75th birthday. It’s being billed ‘JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration’. A number of performances happened last night and the rest is taking

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