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Ruth Rendell was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.

A Week to Remember: Ruth Rendell

February 16, 2020

Ruth Rendell was born on February 17, 1930. Under her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine, Rendell wrote more than sixty police procedurals and psychological thrillers.


John Adams, American composer works on his composition.

Music Memories: John Adams

February 14, 2020

John Adams was born on February 15, 1947. Adams is one of America’s most popular classical composers, best known for his operas and orchestral music.


Thomas Edison holding the electric light bulb.

A Week to Remember: Thomas Edison

February 10, 2020

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847. One of the most prolific inventors in history, Edison created the phonograph, the electric light bulb, and the motion picture camera.


Jerry Goldsmith conducting his film score

Music Memories: Jerry Goldsmith

February 07, 2020

Jerry Goldsmith was born on February 10, 1929. Goldsmith was a film and television composer who scored almost 200 films in his 50-year career.


Collage of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice

A Week to Remember: Pride and Prejudice

January 27, 2020

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28, 1813. The story of the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the most beloved of English novels.


Warren Zevon, singer-songwriter

Music Memories: Warren Zevon

January 24, 2020

Warren Zevon was born on January 24, 1947. Zevon was among the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation, though he only occasionally broke through to a mainstream audience with a few minor hits.


Collage of different types of soup

A Week to Remember: It's National Soup Month!

January 19, 2020

January is National Soup Month, and what better time than the middle of winter to relax with a nice bowl of hot soup?


Music inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories

Music Memories: Edgar Allan Poe in Music

January 17, 2020

In Monday’s “Week to Remember” post, we looked at the life and literary career of Edgar Allan Poe, and some of the books inspired by his work. Today, we took a look at Poe in music, and the many musicians who have been inspired by his poems and stories.


Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories.

A Week to Remember: Edgar Allan Poe

January 13, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories. He died young with relatively little literary success during his lifetime, but he became one of America’s most influential writers, central to the development of mystery and detective stories.


Melba Liston was a jazz trombonist and arranger.

Music Memories: Melba Liston

January 10, 2020

Melba Liston was born on January 13, 1926. Liston was a jazz trombonist and arranger, one of the few women to play in major bands of the big band era. She is perhaps best remembered today for her long association with pianist Randy Weston, for whom she worked as an arranger for many years.


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