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On Dec. 8, 1941 United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress and the nation, in response to the “sudden and deliberate” attack of the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In this three-page, typewritten, hand-edited speech, FDR delivered the now famous declaration of war against […]

blues

Here’s our alphabetical list of must-see movies for music enthusiasts. Not just musicals, but movies about music. Click through for plot summaries and ratings. And by all means, consider adding these to your collection. Amadeus The Benny Goodman Story Blues Brothers Bye Bye Birdie The Cabin in the Sky The Competition Copying Beethoven The Fabulous […]

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The Mummers have been a formal New Year’s Day tradition in the city of Philadelphia since January 1, 1901. A day when accordion and banjo players, and saxophonists come together as unlikely (but undisputed) bedazzled rock stars; and when “Oh dem Golden Slippers” reigns as the official anthem of the day. Now, I come from […]

Is there a Christmas song that you just can’t seem to get out of your head? Is it driving you (and everyone around you) nuts? The holidays are prime time for ear worms, but if you’ve had enough of the jingly, jangly holiday kitsch, you’ve come to the right place. We caught our ear worm […]

Nutcracker

No one appreciates the seasonal quirkiness of Dominick the Donkey more than we do. But, if you’ve had enough of the tired Christmas themes being doled out by commercial radio, I think we can help. Click through and add these elegant selections to your holiday playlist. Then pour yourself a glass of holiday cheer, kick […]

The way we see it, there’s only one reason school officials oppose Christmas music at their annual holiday concert: Ignorance of the law. So, let’s start with the law of the land. The United States Constitution, specifically the First Amendment, assures that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free […]