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  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming withering campaign:
  • Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound

    Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound
    When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
    Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...

    Season Preview: Five-show subscriptions for Sonnentag at IceHouse

     Season Preview: Five-show subscriptions for Sonnentag at IceHouse
    The 65th season of the Mount Dora Players serves up music, nostalgia, romance, comedy and suspense. Performances are at the newly renovated Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora. Things got off to a musical start with a well-...

    Ethel Kennedy isn't one to share, in spite of film about her

    Ethel Kennedy isn't one to share, in spite of film about her
    “There are so many times in my life,” filmmaker Rory Kennedy tells her sister Courtney in the movie “Ethel,” “where people have said, ‘I want to introduce Robert Kennedy's daughter. ...” To which her sibling...