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Remembering Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, known for country-pop crossover hits such as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Guess I'm Dumb", passed away Tuesday, August 8.

2017 Tony Awards

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Last night, new and old stars from Broadway came together to celebrate the theater at the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The big winner was the musical Dear Evan Hansen, which took home six awards. Longstanding Broadway favorites Bette Midler (Best Actress: Hello Dolly) and Kevin Kline (Best Actor: Present Laughter) were winners as well.

Learning a musical instrument later in life

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Or, maybe you used to play one when you were a child, and would like to pick it back up again? Well, good news: You're never too old to learn a musical instrument!

The Art of Julian Stanczak

Today we are veering away from music to explore the life and work of artist Julian Stanczak; the Cleveland-based artist who was one of the creators of the genre called "Op Art".

Songs from Cleveland's Past

How many songs do you know from Cleveland.com's "101 Most Important Songs in Cleveland History"? Are there some songs that you think should have been included?

59th Annual Grammy Awards

Big wins for Adele, Chance the Rapper, and the late David Bowie were interspersed with performances that included tributes, collaborations, and political statements. Here is a recap of the night with some listening suggestions available at WPPL!

Remembering Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

"There's a crack in everything.  That's how the light gets in." --Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Have you heard the news?  Bob Dylan is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for literature!  This is a monumental event, and has been generating some controversy.  While many have cited Dylan's lyrics as poetry, which can be enjoyed with or without music, others have protested that this violates the sanctity of the award, by giving it to someone who does not actually write literature.

Folk Music with Andy and Judy

Halloween Month Music

October is coming and that means it's one of my favorite times of the year: Halloween Month!  31 days of build-up to one spooktacular night of candy, costumes, and creeps.  In order to get into the holiday spirit, the library is providing a couple of fun Halloween themed programs, so if you're feeling brave enough you should be sure to join us for some spooky fun.  And while you're at it, why not stop by the library to pick up some spooky soundtracks?  We have music from classic horror and suspense films, as well as some of the old classics to chill your bones.