The Duke of Jazz

By | Apr 29, 2009

Edward Kennedy Ellington, more commonly known as Duke Ellington, was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington DC. As a youngster he was called Duke by a friend because of a regal air he displayed. Ellington began playing piano when he was eleven with a heavy influence from Ragtime. By 17 he was a professional […]

Did You Know? – Muscian’s Real Names

By | Apr 25, 2009

David Bowie – David Robert Jones. The only reason he did not use his real name because of the Monkee Davy Jones. Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier. Originally the Band was named Alice Cooper then he adopted the name. Ice T – Tracy Morrow Joni Mitchell – Roberta Joan Anderson. She married Chuck Mitchell, […]

About Coffee

By | Apr 24, 2009

The history of coffee can be traced to at least as early as the 9th century, when it appeared in the highlands of Ethiopia. From there it spread to Egypt and Yemen. By the fifteenth century coffee had reached Persia, Turkey, and northern Africa then spreading to Europe, and became popular there during the seventeenth […]

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

By | Apr 23, 2009

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) is an energy-efficient lighting option. The compact design allows them to be used in place of incandescent light bulbs. CFLs screw into standard sockets, and give off light that looks just like the common incandescent bulbs not the lighting we associate fluorescent lights. CFLs are four times more efficient and last […]

Fenway Opener

By | Apr 20, 2009

On April 20, 1912 the first pitch was thrown in the new baseball park in Boston. It was the first game played at Fenway Park. Fenway is the oldest of the baseball parks in use by Major League Baseball. The name Fenway Park comes from its location in the Fenway district of Boston. The fens […]

Top Movies 1970

By | Apr 18, 2009

1969 may have had the concert event of the 1960s with Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music. A documentary of the event was release in 1970. Noy only was it the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, the film directed by Michael Wadleigh was the 6th favorite movie of the first year […]

Charlie Chaplin

By | Apr 16, 2009

The man who created one of the most recognizable characters in film history, Charlie Chaplin, was born in 1889 on April 16. Chaplin created his ‘Little Tramp’ character in 1914 and appeared in silent comedy shorts and later in feature films into the 1930’s. Chaplin’s parents were British Music Hall entertainers. Music Halls in England […]

Baseball’s Major Change

By | Apr 15, 2009

For many April 15th is the deadline for paying their tax for the prior year. Baseball fans know this as the day that baseball changed. It was on April 15, 1947 that the The Brooklyn Dodgers under General Manager Branch Rickey played Negro-League star Jackie Robinson on opening day. By the end of the year […]

The State Box

By | Apr 14, 2009

At about 10:15 on the night of April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth entered the State Box at Ford’s Theatre. Viewing the play Our American Cousin was the President of the United State, Abraham Lincoln. With a derringer pistol Booth shot the President in the back of his head ending the President’s life. Lincoln would […]

Bob Fosse

By | Apr 12, 2009

Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago. He was the youngest of six children. Fosse moved to Hollywood with the ambition of being a dancer in movie musicals. In 1953 he found himself choreographing a sequence in Kiss Me Kate. Because of premature balding he was limited in the roles he […]

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