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FCC Chairman Right to Propose Scrapping ‘Net Neutrality’ Regulations

In the summer of 1934, Philo T. Farnsworth conducted the first full-scale public demonstration of his new invention, the television. Several weeks earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed into law the Communications Act, which established the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading

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Jon Hendricks | Jazz Great | Favorite

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96 – ABC News So 60’s, fantastic! “Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added … Continue reading

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‘Touched by an Angel’ star Della Reese dead at 86

via ‘Touched by an Angel’ star Della Reese dead at 86 – ABC News “”On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed … Continue reading

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Fine & Mellow – Lady Day

via Mick Hartley: Fine and Mellow “Last week we had an all-star line-up with Count Basie and Dickie’s Dream. Billie Holiday was among the jazz greats on display, wandering around, leaning over Basie as he played. She’s didn’t sing, then. Now … Continue reading

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CMA Awards: Classy and Sincere — Unless You Believe the Liberal Media

“The star-studded gala took viewers through an emotional gamut that included cheers, tears, laughter, camaraderie, patriotism — and fond reminiscence. The producers accomplished this Herculean feat without exposing fans to inappropriate lyrics, dance, or attire — and the presenters didn’t … Continue reading

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Hallelujah Anyway – American Digest

Hallelujah Anyway – American Digest All the usual suspects show up With all their suspect notions. Some come to sell you a Bible. Some come to sell you a potion. Some come to sell you a bottle Of the very … Continue reading

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