Top Picks: Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, the Canadian-born singer and songwriter, turns 75 on November 7. Her career spans 50-plus years and covers a wide variety of musical genres, from folk to pop to jazz.   A winner of multiple Grammy awards across several categories, Mitchell considers herself "a painter derailed by circumstances," according to the 2017 biography Reckless Daughter. However, the world sees her as…
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Listen to a Left-Handed Musician on Left-Handers Day

Did you know August 13 is the 29th annual Left-Handers Day? Lefties make up just 12 percent of the population, according to World Book Online. Given that statistic, it's interesting to note that a number of famous musicians are left-handed—especially guitarists. Playing the guitar when you're a lefty presents a specific challenge: Most guitars are built for…
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5 Articles: Time Magazine Turns 95

Time magazine marks its 95th anniversary this month, on March 3. Choosing five articles to highlight the occasion initially felt daunting, until I considered that March is Women's History Month. I immediately wondered how often Time's annual Person of the Year issue has featured a woman. It didn't take long to discover that individual women…
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#TBT: Molly Ringwald Is 50

Fans of director John Hughes' iconic 1980s films may be startled to realize that actress Molly Ringwald is blowing out 50 candles on February 18!  Ringwald shot to fame as the star of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. To some, she remains an adorable redhead navigating the perils of teen angst in…
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