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In Memory of Leonard Cohen: 1934-2016

Singer/Songwriter Cohen was known for his deep voice and topical song lyrics.  He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Books Cohen, Leonard – Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs Nadel, Ira Bruce — Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen Simmons, Sylvie — I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard […]

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In Memory of Prince: 1958-2016 (Updated)

Diminutive and audacious, Prince was known for his daring lyrics, androgynous appearance, and musical prowess. Fusing funk, R&B, soul, rock, and pop, it was the 1984 film Purple Rain which was accompanied by the album of the same name that solidified his legendary status, earning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. A 7-time Grammy […]

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9th Annual Teen Choice Awards

The votes are in! Throughout the month of March, teens recorded their favorites in six different categories – app, game, movie, musician, TV series, and YouTube personality – on multicolored post-its and stuck them to a hanging display board in the Teen Underground. This live poll made for a very colorful, interactive display. Some categories featured many votes […]

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Discover the Life of Musicians & Songwriting

Discover the life of musicians and songwriting through two YA fiction novels in the Teen Underground Fiction collection. I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil is a fictionalized account of the songwriting career of Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. This songwriting duo started song writing in their teens in the same office as Carole King […]

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