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Rockaways Diary: Rocking Out after the Storm They say music soothes the savage beast. Well, maybe, but it certainly has made life at Queens Library at Peninsula better since Superstorm Sandy hit. On the book bus at Peninsula in the first...
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15-07-2013 07-15-2013 No jwalsh 2

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2 Comments General Library CDs, Daft Punk, hurricane sandy, karaoke, Ke$ha, Music, peninsula, Prince, rockaways, songs, Superstorm Sandy Matt Allison
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In Praise of the Accordion June is International Accordion Awareness Month. If that news has got you formulating wisecracks, just remember that plenty of ground has been covered there, and accordions are far more than mere...
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11-06-2013 06-11-2013 No jwalsh 1

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1 Comment Music Library Accordion, Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain, Buckwheat Zydeco, culture, immigrants, indie rock, Lawrence Welk, Los Lobos, Music, Neutral Milk Hotel, polka, rock, roots rock, tango, The Who, Weird Al, zydeco Jeremy Walsh
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Tony Awards 2013: Recognizing Queens’ Own Cyndi Lauper Congratulations to Cyndi Lauper, who won “Best Original Score" at this year's Tony Awards. Lauper is no stranger to the limelight — or to Queens. She shot to stardom in...
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10-06-2013 06-03-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Music Library 30 Rock, Broadway, Broadway musical, Cyndi Lauper, gay pride, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kinky Boots, LGBT, Michael J. Fox, Ozone Park, Queens native, True Colors Jeremy Walsh
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A Ride Down Country Music’s Backroads As of last month, New York City has a country music station again. That’s great, but the country genre has a vast and rewarding back catalog that may be more appealing than some of the...
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07-02-2013 02-07-2013 No jwalsh 1

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1 Comment Music Library Beatles, Country, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Gram Parsons, Jack White, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Nashville, Patsy Cline, Ringo Starr, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson Jeremy Walsh
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Happy Birthday to a Legendary Percussionist January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...
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08-01-2013 01-02-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Gene Krupa Birthday Music Library Benny Goodman, big band, drummers, Gene Krupa, jazz, KISS, Martin Scorsese, Neal Peart, Peter Criss, Rush, Taxi Driver, World War II jwalsh
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