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The Enduring Legacy of Steinway & Sons

When it comes to pianos, Steinway & Sons is synonymous with excellence. Whereas technological advancements in the last century have largely displaced craftmanship in America,...
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The Influence of Ellis Marsalis Jr.

To state that the patriarch of modern American jazz is Ellis L. Marsalis Jr. is no understatement. A distinguished jazz pianist and music historian, educator, and...
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Let The Good Ole’ Times Roll

On January 17, 1920, America went dry. Overnight, bars closed, breweries shuttered, and distilleries went quiet as the country attempted to go cold turkey. As often...
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Visiting… Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes and archives the history of the most influential artists and other notable figures who majorly influenced the...
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Visiting… Motown Museum

The Motown Museum sits on the very site of the former Motown Records headquarters, still emblazoned with its iconic Hitsville, U.S.A. signage. Songwriter Berry Gordy...
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Visiting… Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous, and how it earned that reputation is quite a tale. It began on...
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Visiting… Graceland

On June 7, 1982, Elvis Presley’s Graceland home opened to the public. Visitors have since found their way to the south of Memphis to walk...
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Earworms and The Brain Itch

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. We’re engaged in some mundane task or routine activity—brushing our teeth or cleaning up...
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From Sea to Shining Sea & Everywhere In-Between

Travel through time and across the country with this state-by-state tour of the United States over the past 100 years. A giant new book, National...
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Down By the Boardwalk

The mixed scents of salt air, wood, creosote (tar), and a hint of deep fried food are a reminder that it’s summer, and time once...
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