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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/19 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/6/20 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/20/20 – 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 […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/25/20 – CULINARY DAY!

This is not just for chefs and foodies, today is for anyone who cooks, which means all of us on NATIONAL CULINARY DAY! In America, we’re all about the food. Big country, big appetite. Until the 20th Century, most of us made food, before we discovered big […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/7/20 – INTERNATIONAL TUBA DAY!

Their sound is as much felt as heard, the lowest notes on the musical scale pumped through 15 to 18 feet of heavy brass tubing, and we salute them on INTERNATIONAL TUBA DAY! From Classical to Jazz to Zydeco to the Oompah Music that is named after […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/19/20 – RECORD STORE DAY!

They all smelled pretty weird in an oddly pleasant way, a combination of dust, vinyl, cardboard and whatever the guy behind the counter from some foreign country, you don’t know which one, was having for lunch, something you never ate in your life. The aisles were crooked […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/4/20 – GRAMMAR DAY!

There, they’re, their, bitches. Grammar. It’s its special day today, so mind your apostrophes and punctuation on NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY! We English speakers abuse Grammar all the time, especially when we write it. We all went to school, learned the rules of English, many of which were […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/13/20 – WORLD RADIO DAY!

Maybe video killed the radio star, but no invention has yet to replace radio itself, so today we mark WORLD RADIO DAY! This is not a celebration of Marconi, Faraday, Hertz, Orsted, Ampere, Henry, Maxwell, Stubblefield or Popov, all of whom seem to have a claim on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/25/19 – 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, NATIONAL TAP DANCING DAY! Who’s your favorite? Fred Astaire, the Nicholas Brothers, Ginger Rogers, Gregory Hines, Gene Kelly, the Rockettes or Mr. Bojangles […]

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