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  • Memphis and Graceland to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of First Elvis Presley Single in 2014

    Memphis and Graceland to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of First Elvis Presley Single in 2014

    Elvis Presley‘s estate is planning a yearlong series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the recording of the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s first official single, “That’s All Right.”  On July 5, 1954, Elvis entered Memphis’ famed Sun Studio with his band mates — guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black — and cut an energetic version of the Arthur Crudup-penned tune, an event that many consider to signal the birth of the rock ‘n’ roll genre. The festivities will begin on New Year’s Eve with the traditional “guitar drop” at the Hard Rock Café on Beale… Read more

  • Cream Drummer Ginger Baker to Play Series of NYC Club Shows This Fall

    Cream Drummer Ginger Baker to Play Series of NYC Club Shows This Fall

    Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker will return to the U.S. for the first time in several years for a series of fall performances at New York City’s famous jazz club The Iridium.  The 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will play a five-night stand at the venue, stretching from October 9 to October 13. Baker will play two shows each night, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.  Tickets cost $50 for general admission and $60 for preferred seating. The engagement will mark the first time Baker has performed in the States since the release of Beware of Mr…. Read more

  • "That '70s Show" Actress Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

    "That '70s Show" Actress Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

    (LOS ANGELES) — Former That ’70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly passed away in her sleep Wednesday while undergoing treatment at a California rehab facility, ABC News has confirmed. Kelly was 43. According to her agent, the actress “had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years.” “I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her,” her agent continued in a statement. “Last night she lost the battle.” A… Read more

  • Boston Bombing Victim ‘Source of Inspiration’ to Family

    Boston Bombing Victim ‘Source of Inspiration’ to Family

    (BOSTON) — Four months ago, on April 15, the Richard family of Dorchester, Mass., stood on Boylston Street watching the Boston Marathon before two bombs exploded near the finish line. Martin Richard, 8, was one of three people killed in the terrorist attack. Martin’s mother, Denise, was gravely injured in the attack and his sister, Jane, 7, lost a leg. After months spent in hospitals and hundreds of hours of physical therapy for Jane, who has learned to walk with a prosthetic, the Richard family is adjusting to life back home. In an update posted to their blog, the family… Read more

  • MLK Memorial to Be Completed in Time for Anniversary

    MLK Memorial to Be Completed in Time for Anniversary

    (WASHINGTON) — The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will be completed in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington after a contract dispute threatened to stall construction work. “We moved heaven and earth,” Carol Johnson a spokeswoman for the National Park Service told ABC News. “It will be done within a few days.” The dispute began when contractors would not allow artist Lei Yixin, who designed the MLK memorial, to sandblast the sculpture to correct coloring.  The contractors feared there was insurance liability, Johnson said. “So we went to plan B,” Johnson said. “Our historic preservation training… Read more

  • UPS Cargo Plane Crash: Investigators Recover Black Boxes

    UPS Cargo Plane Crash: Investigators Recover Black Boxes

    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — The National Transportation Safety Board has recovered the black boxes from Wednesday’s UPS cargo plane crash that resulted in the deaths of two pilots. The box will be sent to Washington, D.C., for analysis. The crash happened while the plane was making its landing approach in Birmingham, Ala. There is no word yet on what caused the accident. Officials are expected to brief the media Thursday afternoon on the latest developments. Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio © ABC News Radio

  • Newly Discovered Mammal Suffered from Mistaken Identity

    Newly Discovered Mammal Suffered from Mistaken Identity

    (WASHINGTON) — Paleontologists, entomologists and marine biologists seem to discover new dinosaurs, bugs and deep-sea creatures all the time. But a new mammal in the 21st century? Kristopher Helgen, the curator of mammals at the National Natural History Museum, recently identified a new mammal species in the cloud forests lining the Andes Mountains of South America. He has named it the olinguito and classified it in the procyonidae family, the same as raccoons. The olinguito itself has been described by the Smithsonian Institution as “a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear.” During a news conference Thursday, Helgen… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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