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  • Tuskegee project to set the record straight on dance music

    Throughout its history in America, dance music was made by — and for — people of color. Nile Rodgers, Donna Summer, Joe Bataan and Salsoul Records, Frankie Knuckles: It was black and Latin artists who made and played pioneering tracks for big-...
  • Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author

    Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author
    Mystery author Mary Miley Theobald will present her latest book, “Silent Murders,” at a book signing, discussion and dinner Wednesday, Sept. 24, hosted by The Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Theobald, a...
  • Former Georgia track star killed in auto accident

    ATHENS, Ga. Former University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, the school confirmed. UGA officials said Lawrence was likely traveling home to Jacksonville, Fla.,...
  • My emotional return to Israel

    As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month. My first trip to Israel in...
  • White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

    White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities
    — President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the...
  • Former Morning Call reporter to appear on PBS' "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?"

     
    A former Morning Call reporter who wrote a book about one of the prime suspects in the death of Teamsters boss killed Jimmy Hoffa, will be featured on tonight's episode of "History Detectives Special Investigation" at 9 p.m. on PBS.......
  • Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who served in the military tend to have experienced more traumatic childhood events, such as being abused or living with an alcohol-dependant parent, than people who are not veterans, according to a new study. In...
  • Book salutes female heroes of World War I

    Book salutes female heroes of World War I
    For Forest Park author Kathryn J. Atwood, writing about World War I's heroines was both educational and inspiring. "I was surprised that there were so many women involved in different facets of the war," said Atwood, author of "Women Heroes of World War...
  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • Fellsmere is a trip to Old Florida

    Fellsmere is a trip to Old Florida
    I confess that National Day of the Cowboy isn't a big deal around my house, despite the presence of several well-worn pairs of Western boots in my closet. Until a few weeks ago, I didn't realize the national holiday existed. Established by the U.S....
  • Review: 'Do Not Sell at Any Price' by Amanda Petrusich

    Review: 'Do Not Sell at Any Price' by Amanda Petrusich
    "It's funny that you even call it an art," a dedicated record collector responds when music writer Amanda Petrusich refers to his obsession as a dying art. "I think," he reflects, "it's more of a disease." In her exquisitely crafted new book "Do Not...