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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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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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"Casablanca" at 70: That Piano, That Song (And That Songwriter!) 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the classic 1942 film Casablanca. We hope you made it out to one of Queens Library’s free screenings of the movie. You may know that recently, Sotheby...
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Music Library As Time Goes By, Broadway, Casablanca, Dooley Wilson, Herbert Hupfield, Humphrey Bogart, Ingmar Bergman, jazz standards, piano, songwriting, World War II, WWII Jeremy Walsh
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My First Album: The B-52’s The topic of “my first album” seems so quaint and odd in this modern age of immediate downloading of virtually any song you could imagine, streaming audio, and file-sharing. ...
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It’s All About Armstrong at Queens Library…This Weekend and Always! Louis Armstrong, the legendary jazz musician and longtime resident of Corona, Queens, bequeathed a huge legacy to the world, with much of it right at our fingertips, right here in our borough! This...
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Louis Armstrong Music Library free concert, jazz, Lincoln Center, Louis Armstrong, Music Mary Kearl
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Song Spotlight: Party Rock Anthem Are you shufflin'? Topping the Billboard this summer at #1 Top 100 is LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem. If you haven't heard of it yet, you are probably confined somewhere secluded and have...
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Comment is disabled Shufflin Logo Music Library dance music, electro-hop, hits, LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem, techno rjiang
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