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By Kathy Megyeri On August 7, a dignified, small but memorable ceremony will take place in Dunedin, FL, when the Quilt of Valor Foundation awards Vietnam veteran Patrick Kennedy, a resident of Trinity, FL,...
By Michael B. Wright I am currently reading, “A Brief History of Time” by Steven Hawking, and I’m devouring everything I can find about the time-space continuum. I’ve also watched the movie “Donnie Darko” multiple times until I felt that I understood it. All of this has...
By Randal C. Hill It was the late 1950s, and comic-book sales were stagnating. So was the enthusiasm of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, following two decades in his high-pressure, often-chaotic world of work. He later recalled to Rolling Stone Press,...
By Randal C. Hill Melanie (full name Melanie Anne Safka) began her performing career as a folk singer in such hip Big Apple coffeehouses as the Café Wha? Later, at the Brill Building—the New York music-world hotspot—she met record producer Peter Schekeryk, her future manager and husband. With his connections, Melanie recorded a demo (demonstration record) called “Beautiful People,” a haunting original ballad that earned her some airplay...
By Randal C. Hill Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure and whatever comes our way -Steppenwolf “Easy Rider” was the ultimate epochal, and ultimately doomed, buddy picture, a movie replete with drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, sex and violence...
By Jan Larraine Cox  This “momentary” pause that now continues into a third month is encouraging many of us to reset our lives. We are learning to let go of things we really don’t want any more; things that...
By Randal C. Hill          “I looked more like a young boy than a girl model.” DAME LESLEY LAWSON (AKA TWIGGY)  She became one of the world’s early supermodels, known by her first...
By Randal C. Hill Though he was never much more than a rock ‘n’ roll footnote, Hank Ballard (1927 – 2003) briefly cracked the 1954 Billboard pop charts as the leader of the Midnighters...
by Michael B. Wright  Mettle: medl noun 1. A person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. 2. The title of a Pink Floyd album (Meddle), considered by many to be...
By Randal C. Hill It’s hard to imagine a million-selling 1970 song opening with the voices of a second-grade class singing,    Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of...
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