Rock and Literature combine, Grown Up Right: Keith Richards Recalls Childhood in Kids’ Book http://rol.st/1cSZ0ls
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, singer and songwriter, and one of the original members of the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
A big Happy Birthday to Douglas Adams who would have been 62 today. Adams is best known as the author of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.
Happy Belated Birthday to Harriet Tubman who if alive today would be 194 years old. Born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913, Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue more than 300 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage.
Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine in the United States, and a social and moral reformer in both the United States and in Britain. Her sister Emily was the third woman in the US to get a medical degree.
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Did you miss Cosmos last night on Fox? No worries because it’s on again tonight on the National Geographic channel at 10pm ET, check your local listings for time differences. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson the premiere episode was nothing short of fabulous, it will fascinate you, excite you, educate you and make you feel so small in a vast universe.
We’d like to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Gabriel García Márquez who turns 86 today. Marquez is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest living recipient. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics.
Keeping with our Women’s History Month theme let’s highlight some modern day talent.
Idina Menzel aka. Adele Dazeem (see Oscars goof), The Roots and Jimmy Fallon sing, Let It Go from the movie Frozen on classroom instruments!
Idina Menzel (/ɪˈdiːnəmɛnˈzɛl/; born Idina Kim Mentzel; May 30, 1971) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her performance as Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musicalRent, a role which she reprised for the 2005 feature film adaptation. In 2004, she won the Tony Award for originating the role of Elphaba in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked. In 2014, she will be returning to Broadway in the musical If/Then. Menzel is also known for her portrayal of Shelby Corcoran, the biological mother of Lea Michele’s character Rachel Berry, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, and as the voice of snow queen Elsa in the Disney animated film, Frozen.
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Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation”,which, along with her early support of abortion rights, catapulted her to national fame as a feminist leader.
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