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As radio gained popularity as the primary form of entertainment during the 1930s, a broad range of genres emerged including comedy, drama, sports and science fiction. Many programs ran for more than a decade, and it was common for fan favorites to evolve into television shows once the visual alternative became more commonplace.These days, more than 60 years after...more
When many people think of the ultimate father-daughter dance songs, they picture a young woman being led by her dad to the dance floor at her wedding reception. But you can easily substitute a wedding for a quinceanera, the celebration of a girl's 15th birthday in Latin cultures, a traditional ball or sweet 16 party.Whatever the occasion, when a father shares a...more
As all women know, finding the right hairstyle can be a struggle, especially as you age. The haircut you had when you were in your 20s may not be appropriate now that you're getting older and you want to have a more mature look. You should consider changing up your style as the years go by so you're not looking at your high school yearbook and noticing that your hair looks...more
The best way to learn how to play the guitar is to do just that - pick up the instrument and start making your own music. There are countless online videos and how-to sites that will teach you everything from choosing a guitar and how to hold it correctly to developing a style of your own after mastering the basics."Playing guitar is fundamentally about teaching your...more
According to the Kazoo Museum, located in Beaufort, S.C., the kazoo is one of America's only homegrown instruments. While not much is explicitly known about its creation, its origins are firmly rooted in the U.S.A brief kazoo history According to The Kazoo Museum in South Carolina, the story goes that Alabama Vest, a young man living in Georgia during the 1840s, conceived...more
While visiting a reservation may be the best way to get a feel for Native American culture, you can still learn about the indigenous people of the United States from the comfort of your living room by reading. Here are three great page-turners to pick up. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples The Native American Encyclopedia is an...more
Many idioms and phrases exist that we use on a daily basis to add richness to conversation and writing but oftentimes we may not know how these phrases came to be. Here are the origins of a few familiar phrases that often come from unexpected and sometimes unsure sources.Get your goat This phrase is commonly used to describe someone who is angry or frustrated,...more
As daunting as it may be to participate in November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), remember, lots of other people have written books. Is there really any reason why you shouldn't be able to? A handful of experts have published advice for new writers embarking on extensive writing projects, in the hope that their experience will help others avoid making...more
When people think of great saxophone players, Charlie Parker is in a class by himself. He's not only remembered as one of the great improvising soloists in the jazz world, but he influenced countless other musicians during his lifetime and since his death in 1955.Parker began playing an instrument in public schools when he was growing up in Kansas City, Mo. He later...more
With the dictionary being thousands of years old, it's hard to imagine that the first creators dreamed it'd be as easy as it is today to look up a word. However, that doesn't mean you can just go to any old website and trust the definition. It's actually more important than ever in this age of endless website hits to make sure your source is a reliable and...more