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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/25/24 – TAP DANCING DAY!

You’re not the only one who wishes you could tap dance. The United States Congress does too, and set this day aside in 1989 as NATIONAL TAP DANCING DAY! Who’s your favorite? Fred Astaire, the Nicholas Brothers, Ginger Rogers, Gregory Hines, Gene Kelly, the Rockettes or Mr. Bojangles himself, Bill Robinson? Not only do you […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/23 – BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY!

On November 16, 1873, The Blues was born in Florence, Alabama when William Christopher Handy made his debut, wailing like the Bluesman we celebrate on NATIONAL BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY! W.C. Handy, called The Father of The Blues, learned to play music in secret from his preacher father, who considered musical instruments to be tools

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/6/24 – SAXOPHONE DAY!

Today we celebrate a Belgian who is neither a fictional private detective nor a waffle maker, but a man who has touched all our lives without exception. We salute Adolphe Sax (November 6, 1814 – February 7, 1894) on INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE DAY! Who’s your favorite sax man? Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims,

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/20/23 – RADIO DAY!

bedeepbedeepbedeepbedeep… this just in: It’s NATIONAL RADIO DAY! Drive time news, Top 40 hits, Oldies stations, NPR, Jazz, Classical, Grunge, Alternative, Blues, ballgames or angry guy talk shows, we’re still big radio people, no matter what else they invent. Before television, there was a Golden Age of Radio, with the popular dramas, comedies and variety

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