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In Memory of Chuck Berry: 1926-2017

Known for his highly energetic stage performances, Berry is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.  Born in St. Louis, Berry’s big break came after he moved to Chicago and signed with Chess Records in 1955.  At Chess, he recorded some of his most famous works, including “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and […]

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Stacy’s Best Music of 2016

Stacy in Adult Services sure loves her music!  Here are her picks for the best CDs of 2016. –Lemonade (Beyonce) –The Colour in Anything (James Blake) –Blackstar (David Bowie) -Coloring Book (Chance the Rapper) –A Dangerous Woman (Ariana Grande) –Hardwired…to Self-Destruct (Metallica) –Blonde (Frank Ocean) –Endless (Frank Ocean) –A Moon Shaped Pool (Radiohead) –ANTI (Rihanna) […]

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In Memory of George Michael: 1963-2016

Starting out in the UK duo WHAM (who can forget “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”), Michael followed that up with an even more successful solo career.  Known for being outspoken in both his songs and his off stage life, Michael will be best remembered for some of the late 1980s and 1990s most iconic […]

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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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