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Hep to Highbrow—The Night Jazz Went Legit

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Oscar Pettiford, bass;   and Billie Holiday, thrush in the Esquire Jazz All Star concert at the Metropolitan Opera Hous e in New York. On January 18, 1944, thirty or so years af

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Mary Oliver—Poet in Harmony With Nature Completes Her Cycle

Mary Oliver who died of lymphoma today at age 83 at her Hobe Sound, Florida home was the rare contemporary American poet who was both widely read and critically acclaimed.   She was the best-selling A

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Speaking for Himself Dr. Kings Still Speaks to Us if We Will Listen

Martin Luther King in the Birmingham Jail. Note:   Today is the actual birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.   The public Holiday in his honor will be held next Monday, January 21.   I will hav

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Flower Power Takes the Stage—The Human Be-in

A poster promoting the Human Be-in at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It has been dubbed it beginning to the Hippie Era.   It was more like a coming out party for a counterculture that had been deve

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Cheyenne 1956—Winter When it Was Serious, a Murfin Memoir

Cheyenne in the Blizzard of 1949.  It was a worse storm than the one in '56, but ours seemed epic enough. Note —It’s been a mild winter here in Northern Illinois.   Since one good big early storm in N

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