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  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate. Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
  • IronPigs to wear Michael Jackson Thriller jerseys for 80s night July 24

     
    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear specialty jerseys reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s outfit in the iconic Thriller video when they host the Pawtucket Red Sox for 80’s Night on Thursday, July 24, at Coca-Cola Park. The specialty jerseys...
  • Sexts from Warren Harding

    Sexts from Warren Harding
    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
  • The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'

     The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'
    That grand flag of our nation had its big day of celebration last Friday. I was up north in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my kids, Chris and Heather and their offspring, Aidan, 13; Lucan, 11; Catherine, 10; Ryan, 7 and Morgan, also 7. Just before...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MILEY CYRUS Back In April, Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour was the talk of the industry, about how she entered the stage by sliding down a huge tongue and exited......
  • The national anthem used a recycled melody that was already a pop hit

    The national anthem used a recycled melody that was already a pop hit
    The old melody started as an English tavern song that began To Anacreon in Heav'n, where he sat in full glee. Later, it was used in an American campaign song that began Ye sons of Columbia, who bravely have fought. And later still, amateur poet...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • Top 3 Concerts: Miley Cyrus, Billy Joel, Katy Perry

    MILEY CYRUS In April, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour was the talk of the industry, about how she entered the stage by sliding down a huge tongue and exited by straddling a flying hot dog. Then, suddenly, the tour stopped, its Philadelphia date postponed,...
  • 'Allentown' helps Billy Joel get Library of Congress songwriting award

     
    Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it’s referencing his song “Allentown” in bestowing the award. Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress...
  • Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize from Library of Congress

    Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize from Library of Congress
    The piano man. The entertainer. The stranger. Billy Joel has called himself a lot of things over the course of his long career; now he can add "the winner" to the list. The Library of Congress on Tuesday announced that Joel will receive the Gershwin...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career
    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • Lih Young: Fairness, freedom and justice

    WORK TO BE DONE; SOCIAL JUSTICE IN GREAT DANGER! PROMOTE FAIRNESS, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, PEACE, HUMANITY, PRODUCTIVITY, WELL-BEING OF GENERAL PUBLIC. RESOLVE SOCIO- POLITICAL ISSUES, BALANCING BUDGET. OPPOSE SO CALLED "FAIR ELECTION ACT" PUBLIC FINANCE...