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Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here’s a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in 2008. 1. He designed the Queen emblem (AKA the Queen Crest) himself, thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art [...]

Where Are They Now? 6 Artists Who Got Lots of Airplay in 1996

1996 was a heady time for popular music. We were learning the “Macarena,” trying to shake the bizarrely infectious “I Love You Always Forever” from our brains, and cringing at Alanis Morissette’s misuse of the word “Ironic.” Okay, maybe it was less “heady” and more “crappy.” 1996 was also the year I graduated from high school, [...]

The Late Movies: Ceremonial First Pitches

Today was baseball’s Opening Day, where everyone has a record of 0-0. So bust out the peanuts and Cracker Jack, pop open a frosty beverage of age-appropriate choice and take a look at some of the best ceremonial first pitches. On opening day in 2007, Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory attempted to toss out the first pitch. [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Victims of the Best New Artist Grammy Curse

For the most part, the Best New Artist award has gone to people and bands that are still relevant (or at least known) today. Bette Midler won in 1974, Sade was the newcomer in 1986, Mariah Carey won in 1991, and a little band called the Beatles won in 1965. But it’s not necessarily an [...]

The Late Movies: Ringing in a New Year

As we welcome 2011, enjoy some New Year music and memories. And use a designated driver! Happy New Year Rhe DeVille updated her 2009 song to usher in 2011. * World’s Happiest Penguin The world’s happiest penguin dances to Auld Lang Syne as the snow falls. It’s a Happy Feet New Year! * The New Year Party When Harry Met Sally, the ending [...]

7 Celebrities Who Made It Big Thanks To Soul Train

Watching old episodes of Soul Train is always a good time. The outrageous outfits, the wonderful and wacky dance moves, the cool music acts and the sweet, soulful voice of Mr. Don Cornelius make up one excellent hour of television. If you start watching the reruns though, you may occasionally find yourself exclaiming “I recognize [...]

The Quick 10: Facts About 10 Christmas Hits

I’ve finally decided it’s OK to listen to Christmas songs. Stores have been playing them since Halloween (I so don’t miss that about working retail), but I’ve banned them in my car until recently. I think that goes for Quick 10 posts too – it’s finally late enough in the season that I feel OK [...]

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Opened the NYSE

Thanks to Mr. Rob Lammle, I came across a rather entertaining video of Darth Vader and a gaggle of Stormtroopers ringing the Opening Bell on Wall Street this morning. It made me wonder what other random people or characters they have put in charge of opening up trading for the day – it’s not just [...]