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Today in history: Musician/activist Leonard Bernstein is born

Bernstein became the most prominent American-born conductor and a supremely talented musician, educator and composer.

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"Who is Gil Scott-Heron?" is tribute to late poet-musician

A new film is being screened in select cities this summer that focuses on the life of the late poet-musician, Gil Scott-Heron.

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“Ricki and the Flash”: blinded by the light

The cast tried so hard. But the jokes were tortured and the warmth didn't reach room temperature.

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Today in history: Uncle Ruthie Buell born 85 years ago, still performing

Tomorrow, Aug. 8, marks the 85th birthday of an extraordinary performing artist who is still very much among us and active.

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Today in history: Jazz artist Ramsey Lewis premieres new concerto at 80

Ramsey Lewis, iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for 60 years, was born on May 27, 1935.

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"Green Grow the Lilacs": Summer of the "Okies"

WGTB is presenting Lynn Riggs' 1931 classic Green Grow the Lilacs, wherein two of the townsfolk identify themselves as being one quarter Native. 

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Today in labor history: Ode to a labor troubadour, Woody Guthrie

He wasn't afraid to tackle the problems that workers and unionists faced, while bucking up their spirits, by singing about the people, you and me.

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Today in history: Ringo Starr turns 75, asks for peace and love

Ringo Starr, legendary drummer for the Beatles, and a world-renowned advocate for peace, was born as Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England, on this date in 1940.

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Today in history: Earl Robinson, composer of “Joe Hill,” born

On this date in 1910, composer Earl Robinson was born in Seattle.

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"Stacy's Mom" inspires music video to Hillary Clinton

The band, Well Strung, has strummed a new music video dedicated to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

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