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SHERYL CROW

Long before she was a roots rock sensation, Sheryl Crow honed her skills by singing backup for Don Henley and Michael Jackson and jamming with other L.A.-based musicians in the Tuesday Night Music Club. But by the time her catchy single “All I Wanna Do” stormed the radio and earned her three Grammys in ’94, […] Read more

Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness was born in London in 1914, began his professional acting career in 1933, and soon established himself as one of the outstanding stage and screen actors of his generation. (SFX: Whistling “Kwai Theme’ under) His many films include Oliver Twist, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai (for which he […] Read more

SIR ISAAC NEWTON

English mathematician and scientist Isaac Newton was one of the greatest thinkers of all time. He worked out the laws of gravity, invented calculus, and devised the reflecting, or Newtonian, telescope. Newton also discovered that ordinary light is made up of many colors; he studied the movement of planets; and published the Corpuscular Theory of […] Read more

SPICE GIRLS

The Spice Girls burst onto the British music scene in 1996, earning both the adoration and derision that accompany nearly instant fame. From the start, they’ve been almost universally derided in the music industry as a synthetic, mass-marketing tool. Unlike the “Fab Four” Beatles, who had spent years songwriting and playing in clubs before they […] Read more

STEVEN FOSTER

Steven Foster was perhaps the first American composer to support himself with his music. He wrote many songs for the minstrel shows that were popular at the time, especially the christy minstrels. Altogether, Steven Foster wrote over 200 songs including Oh Susannah, My Old Kentucky Home (the state song of Kentucky), Swanee River (the state […] Read more

Stevie Nicks — Vh1 – Behind The Music

In the spring of 1987, Stevie Nicks checked herself into the Betty Ford clinic to end more than a decade of cocaine abuse. After undergoing a 30-day treatment, she was released. Stevie was determined to stay clean and anxious to continue her demanding career. She immediately went into the studio to record Tango in the […] Read more

TED TURNER INC MAGAZINE

Plucking at his mustache, his eyes glancing this way then that, the old lion slips inside the door of a faceless meeting room in an upscale downtown Atlanta hotel, the better to reconnoiter his latest field of battle, The chandelier-lit room brims with young people, male, female, black, white and brown. Almost all of them […] Read more

The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

My instruments of physics were algebra, calculus, and my primordial internet. That internet was powered by my hyper-global network of 65,536 computers. I wanted to broaden mathematics from the blackboard to the motherboard. I broadened it when I solved the largest algebraic equations —not on the blackboard— but on and across 65,536 computers that uniformly […] Read more

The Big Apple

In the early years of the nineteenth century, refugees from war-torn Europe began arriving in New York. Many were remnants of the crumbling French aristocracy, forced to seek refuge abroad from the dreaded guillotine. Among these was a Madamoiselle Evelyn Claudine de Saint-Evremond, who arrived in 1803. Daughter of a noted courtier, wit, and litterateur, […] Read more

THE KENNEDY CHILDREN

Forty-three year old Jack Kennedy, two-term senator from Massachusetts, was the youngest president ever elected. His wife, 31-year old Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, a former New York debutante, was the youngest first lady. Baby John junior and his three year old sister Caroline, were conspicuously missing when their father was sworn in as the 35th president […] Read more