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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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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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Happy Birthday to the VCR June 7 marks 38 years since the introduction of the VCR. What’s so important about the launch of a now-completely obsolete device that now sells for a few bucks on craigslist? Well, that old...
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4 Comments Movies Library Blockbuster Video, Blu-Ray, DVDs, home entertainment, home video, Laserdisc, movies, Museum of the Moving Image, on demand, technology, VCR, VHS 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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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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Charles Lindbergh’s Extraordinary Life May 20 marked the 86th anniversary of the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, made by American pilot Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris. Lindbergh was not a child of New York. Born in...
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History Library aviation, Charles Lindbergh, crime of the century, Dwight Eisenhower, James Stewart, Spirit of St. Louis, transatlantic flights, World War II Jeremy Walsh
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Ian Fleming: Creator of James Bond (and Whimsical Flying Antique Cars) May 28 marks a birthday of a man whose life was almost as interesting as the immortal character he created: Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels. If you’re only familiar with the...
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Books Library 007, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, CIA, Cold War, Daniel Craig, Dick Van Dyke, espionage, Ian Fleming, James Bond, movies, Pierce Brosnan, Reuters, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Soviet Union, spies, Timothy Dalton, World War II Jeremy Walsh
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