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#TBT: Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.”

On this Throwback Thursday, we look back at the Sex Pistols’ first single, “Anarchy in the U.K.” The song topped the British music charts 40 years ago, in November 1976. At that time, the band consisted of John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) on vocals, guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock, who […]

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#TBT: Composer, Songwriter Cole Porter

Cole Porter

You might love Cole Porter without even realizing it. The composer and songwriter's theater legacy includes musicals Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate and songs "In the Still of the Night, "I Get a Kick out of You" and "It's De-Lovely"—and that's just a taste of his work. He's also known for covers by powerhouses like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. […]

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Spring into Fashion: DIY Denim

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Spring is finally here! What better way to celebrate than with a little shopping? If you have a shopping trip planned, look at some of the latest denim trends, as denim is always popular. Denim was first introduced to laborer-driven professions like mining, railroad work and farming, but began to gain popularity among non-laborer professionals in […]

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#TBT: Charlie Parker’s First Recording

For today's Throwback Thursday, let's remember jazz musician Charlie Parker (1920-1955), who first recorded 75 years ago on April 30, 1941. Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy-winning jazz alto and tenor saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, created the musical style called bop or bebop. Celebrate the musical talent of Charlie Parker with these library materials. Archives Charles Walton Papers are an […]

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Poetry and the Heritage Press Archives

Poetry should treat, Of lofty things, Soaring thoughts, And birds with wings.—Langston Hughes April is National Poetry Month. Let's celebrate by taking a look at the history of an important publishing company, Heritage Press. Heritage Press, founded by Paul Breman and operated out of London from 1962 to 1975, was one of the most important publishers of black […]

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