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  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry
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  • Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary

    Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary
    One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...

    De La Soul offers entire catalog for free download

    De La Soul offers entire catalog for free download
    De La Soul is spreading a lot of love to its fans. In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of its landmark debut, “3 Feet High and Rising,” the groundbreaking alternative hip-hop trio is offering a sweet Valentine’s Day gift: its...

    Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...

    Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace
    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...