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memories of the ’80s – David Copperfield

For viewers who appreciate the sleight of hand and the skills of the illusionist, the 1980s belonged to magician David Copperfield. Using magic as a way to gain confidence (and attract girls) as a pre-teen, by the time Copperfield was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – BET (Black Entertainment Television)

As the rules of television started changing in the 1980s, breaking out the boundaries of the major networks, a new kid on the block was launched – BET: Black Entertainment Television. Launched in January 1980 by Robert L. Johnson, this … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Soul Train

Giving voice to the increasing popularity of soul, R&B, and disco, a local Chicago show was soon a national obsession – Soul Train. Born out of a radio promotion by then news reader / disc jockey Don Cornelius, The Soul … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – People Magazine

 One of the bibles of the entertainment news world – People Weekly debuted in March, 4, 1974.  A spinoff of the People page in Time Magazine, the focus was on the people, not just the issues. A mix of celebrity … Continue reading

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March love letter

Beware of the slush and locals crazed by the last days of old man winter, which holds onto T.O. with a vengeance until the end of the month. A sure way to kick out the winter doldrums is The Artist … Continue reading

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