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Joe Meek at his home recording studio, 1960s
Aaron M. Olson, January 13, 2021

Composer and producer of the timeless instrumental classic "Telstar,” Joe Meek was one of the most influential rock n’ roll producers of all time.


Young person with her headphones and singing into her hair bursh.
Mona Gilbert, January 12, 2021

The topic of “music” is very broad, as it covers a wide range of styles, instruments, platforms, and usage. Kids interact with music every day. For example, music enhances other mediums such as films.


cheerful young woman with hands raised
Ana Campos, January 08, 2021

Traditionally the top resolutions at the beginning of a new year for people in the US are about losing weight, improving their finances, and eating healthier.


Author Michel Faber and his latest book, (A Tale of Two Worlds)
Daryl M., January 07, 2021

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White,


album cover of deceased musicians
Daniel Tures, January 06, 2021

Some truly beloved pop music stars passed away in 2020, including Little Richard, Eddie Van Halen, and Bill Withers, and many others as well. I would like to shine a light on some lesser-known but favorite musicians of mine who left us this past year: MF DOOM, Harold Budd, Tony Allen, and Peter Green.


Collage of books adapted into movies
Elizabeth Graney, January 06, 2021

Happy New Year! Was there ever a year more happily left in the dust? As we say goodbye to a universally tragic and trying year, we may be looking ahead with some trepidation. Will 2021 bring us the respite we so desperately need?


A young woman reads a book while her dog lie beside her.
Mona Gilbert, January 05, 2021

Many times animals find themselves in the wrong situation and require rescue and a new forever home. Fortunately, volunteers and non-profit animal welfare organizations focus efforts to change the future for animals in need.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
Ana Campos, January 15, 2021

The birthday of civil activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday of January in the United States. Dr. King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans with peaceful demonstrations. It was after his death that there was a movement to make his birthday a holiday.


Young person dreaming big
Mona Gilbert, December 29, 2020

Having dreams, wishes, and goals are human aspirations. After all, striving to improve one's lot in life is encouraged. Our dreams and hopes bolster our emotions when times are challenging; somewhere on the horizon is a better version of ourselves and our lives.


colorful Chinese lanterns

Did you know that the New Year celebrations are among the oldest and most universally observed festivities in world cultures. At the heart of the celebrations is the remembrance of creation and life’s renewal.


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