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The Past 100 Years In Summertime Songs
Society & Culture  (tags: society, music, entertainment, summertime, interesting, culture, media )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - bostonglobe.com
Memorial Day Weekend fills us with restless anticipation of how we will spend the long, hot days ahead, but it also brings fond memories of summers past, each one marked by a ubiquitous song that still has the power to bring us back to that time.
Six Arrested for Being 'Happy' in Tehran
Society & Culture  (tags: society, world, Iran, womens' rights, music, cultural freedoms, repression, government, freedoms, culture, ethics, women, rights, news )

Cal
- 52 days ago - jpost.com
The video shows six young people, including unveiled women, dancing on Tehran rooftops to Pharrell William's song Happy.
TRIBUTE: The Story of How Billy Joel Became the 'Piano Man'
Society & Culture  (tags: MUSIC, Billy Joel, rock n' roll, tribute, culture, arts, celebrity, news )

Cal
- 62 days ago - music.yahoo.com
"I'm gonna be turning 65 this year," Billy Joel told an audience in March, reminding the crowd that he had a significant birthday coming on May 9
Guy Creates A Song Using the Numbers From Pi
Society & Culture  (tags: music, pi, piano )

Kit
- 111 days ago - sciencedump.com
This guy wrote a song to help him memorize Pi, since he can memorize music easier than strings of numbers. In his mind, he can hear the melody, and figure out the numbers.
Maria Von Trapp, Last of Famous Singing Siblings, Dies at 99
Society & Culture  (tags: Maria von Trapp, The Sound of Music, Trapp Family Singers, music, Austria, Nazis, New Guinea )

Nancy
- 139 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Maria von Trapp was the third-oldest child of Agathe Whitehead and Capt. Georg von Trapp. The couple had seven children: Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna and Martina.
"The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing" (PHOTOS and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, music, dancing, Hip Hop, The Tonight Show, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon )

Carrie
- 143 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith showed us "The Evolution Of Hip-Hop Dancing" on "The Tonight Show". In denim overalls, with one strap down, of course.
Pete Seeger: In Memory - We Shall Over Come
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, freedom, love, music, musicians, protecting rights )

Kit
- 164 days ago - youtube.com
Good night, your music and dedication to humanity will be missed. You led us on a path, we followed with hope.
60 MINUTES: Price of Success: Will the Recycled Orchestra Last?
Society & Culture  (tags: recyling, music, breakng out of poverty, sustainable, society, politics, GoodNews, culture, education, world, law, activists, children, child, freedoms, interesting )

Cal
- 236 days ago - cbsnews.com
The most beautiful instrument that 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon found when he visited the child orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, was a cello. The body of the cello was fashioned out of an oil barrel, and the tuning knobs were made from a hairbrush,
Virgin America's New In-Flight Safety Video Is Shockingly Fabulous (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Virgin America, travel, airlines, society, video, music, safety, interesting, humans, family )

Carrie
- 254 days ago - hypervocal.com
Airlines have come a long way from in-flight videos implying you're a total idiot who's never fastened a seatbelt. After a while they all came to the realization that there's gotta be a better way.
In the Jungle
Society & Culture  (tags: world, music, Solomon Linda, ethics, dishonesty, society, sadness, culture, americans, rights )

Carrie
- 281 days ago - longform.org
How American music legends made millions off the work of a Zulu tribesman who died a pauper.
New Film Puts Backup Singers in the Spotlight--for Once
Society & Culture  (tags: music, rock, background isngers, movies, media, culture, celebrity, americans, arts, news, society, usa, goodnews )

Cal
- 385 days ago - motherjones.com
"20 Feet From Stardom" explores the lives and careers of the women behind the rock stars.
Richie Havens' Passion for Peace, Justice, and Damn Fine Music
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, celebrity, culture, death, education, media, music )

Kit
- 442 days ago - motherjones.com
On Monday, celebrated folk singer Richie Havens died of a heart attack at his Jersey City home at the age of 72. The Brooklyn-born musician was famous for his distinctive, husky baritone, and was a skilled and tough guitar player who could turn -->
Love Song
Society & Culture  (tags: love, Love Song, Black Lodge Singers, Native American, music, songhumanrights, culture, family )

Nancy
- 511 days ago - youtube.com
Black Lodge Singers Love Song~ Native American Music
121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief: Concert Review
Society & Culture  (tags: 12-12-12 concert, benefit, review, music, rock, society, politics, news, culture )

Cal
- 576 days ago - hollywoodreporter.com
Paul McCartney teams with Nirvana survivors for new song and Michael Stipe duets with Chris Martin on "Losing My Religion" as perhaps the greatest concert lineup of the new century comes together to help victims of the storm of the century
RIP: Dave Brubeck, Legend Who Helped Define Jazz, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, celebrity, music, Dave Brubeck, society, culture )

Cal
- 583 days ago - omg.yahoo.com
In a career that spanned almost all of American jazz since World War II, Brubeck's celebrated quartet combined exotic, challenging tempos with classical influences to create lasting standards.
 

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