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Music to Pump You Up for Spring Cleaning

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Believe it or not, the first official day of spring is March 20. It’s so close! I can almost feel it! For some reason, spring is traditionally the time when people do a massive cleaning overhaul on their homes and apartments. Personally, by the time spring rolls around I want to be out of my […]

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The Music of Mad Men

"When did music become so important?" Don Draper asks Megan in season five. Megan hands him a copy of the Beatles’ Revolver and tells him to start with the final track on the album. Don drops the needle, and "Tomorrow Never Knows" blasts out of the speakers. Don settles back in his chair with a drink […]

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Choral Sheet Music Collection

Dates: 1840-2012. Size: 16 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Comprises a collection of sheet music for SATB and a large collection of German TTBB, totaling approximately 1,500 titles. [Partially processed]

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Holiday Music Program for Families at the Lincoln Park Branch

The Lincoln Park Branch will present Songs of the Season:  Featuring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Lindsay Weinberg from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, December 7. Families with children ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend this festive holiday music performance with Ms. Weinberg, who is a popular Wiggleworms (TM) teacher at the…

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Jewish Music Archives

Dates: 1991-2006. Size: 23 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Contains more than 200 unique interviews and performances on CDR, cassette and minidisk featuring klezmer musicians from North America and Europe. Established by the YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, Chicago Chapter. [Processed]

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Make Music Together

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Penny brings home her song and tries to share it with her family in Penny and Her Song. Share the love of music and reading with your family by trying these activities: Sing together as a family. Ask your parents what songs they learned as children and ask them to sing them with you. What […]

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Jubilee Showcase Gospel Music Video Collection

Dates: 1963-1984. Size: 20 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Fifty hours of the 100 extant programs of this Emmy Award-winning Chicago gospel music television program. Performers include the Staple Singers, Dixie Hummingbirds and hundreds of others. [Description]

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Horror and Music at the Oscars

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When I sat down to enjoy Sweeney Todd again the weekend before the Oscars, I was under the impression that it had won in 2007 for Best Picture. I was wrong: that honor went to No Country for Old Men, another film with a high creep score. Of course, for pure spine tingling, it's hard to […]

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