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  • Frank Sinatra: 10 quotes on his birthday

    Frank Sinatra was born on Dec. 12, 1915. His lengthy music and film career spanned decades, from 1935 when he got his first break to 1995 when he sang in front of a live audience for the last time.

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  • Top Picks: A book on the history of Columbia Records, a PBS special that studies the life of Henry Ford, and more

    Writer Deon Meyer spin a fascinating South African mystery in 'Seven Days,' PBS honors the astronauts on board the Columbia, and more top picks.

  • Frank Sinatra: 10 quotes on his birthday

    Frank Sinatra was born on Dec. 12, 1915. His lengthy music and film career spanned decades, from 1935 when he got his first break to 1995 when he sang in front of a live audience for the last time.

  • Adele: James Bond 'Skyfall' theme recorded by British pop star

    Adele: James Bond will make his 23rd appearance this fall in 'Skyfall.' Adele is behind the James Bond theme song for 'Skyfall,' which will be released this November in the US.

  • Jackie Evancho, Greyson Chance following in Justin Bieber's footsteps? (VIDEO)

    Jackie Evancho, Greyson Chance following in Justin Bieber's footsteps? (VIDEO)

    Jackie Evancho and Greyson Chance are two young musical sensations who have converted their Youtube channels into marketable brands.

  • Record Store Day: Five gems worth hunting for

    Record Store Day: Five gems worth hunting for

    Saturday is Record Store Day, an occasion to give thanks to the socially challenged luddites and misfits who are bravely and somewhat foolishly keeping the big 12-inchers alive and rotating from coast to coast! Huzzah! And Gabba Gabba Hey, y'all! I confess without shame that, many years ago as an art student, I spent most of my tuition money at one such hot, dusty vinyl den, Aron Records on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, Calif. It was in Aron's burgeoning bins of advance DJ copies (50 cents each) that I discovered a young, wildly talented Elton John, stumbled upon the great Ry Cooder and the criminally underrated Little Feat, fell hard for Dusty Springfield, and built my voluminous Monk collection. And that was just my first semester. As you might imagine, I've unearthed a few treasures over the years at Aron, Rhino Records, and other favorite haunts. Here are five gems that you'll never see warping in the sun at a garage sale at my house.

  • Holiday gift guide 2010: Top 5 music picks

    Holiday gift guide 2010: Top 5 music picks

    Music is appreciated throughout the year and makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Here are some suggestions – ranging from Ken Burns' 'Baseball' soundtrack to Dave Brubeck – recommended by the Monitor staff. Click on the link at the end of each item to purchase on amazon.com, and a small percentage will go to support the Monitor.

  • Bob Dylan unfiltered: Fall tour brings new releases, old recordings

    Bob Dylan unfiltered: Fall tour brings new releases, old recordings

    New releases of 1960s recordings show Bob Dylan's early genius.