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Living The Blues, Canned Heat’s Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival [REVIEW)

Over the years I've read hundreds of books on music, but in all honesty, this is by far the best, and most thorough I've ever read. Where many other band books may briefly touch on the dark side of music, my friend, Fito de la Parra holds nothing back. He tells it exactly as it was, with brutal honesty.

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The Imogene McGrath Memorial Library Presents The Book-It Program

People read books for many reasons. To some, the right book can be a wonderful reference tool, for some an escape to a far distant place. Others may prefer a biography of someone they admire, or a how-to book to repair that cracked tile in your home. There are books on everything, and chances are good, you can find what your looking for in your local library, and if not, they'll get it for you free of charge.

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By: Rob Carr
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By: Rob Carr Getty Images Sport
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Jeter Nike Re2pect Ad Is One Of A Kind

Derek Jeter got a huge amount of Respect at the All Star game in Minnesota. I was very proud to be from this state when they stood to show respect, as they should, no matter what team he plays for.

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Four Days, The Historical Record of the Death of President Kennedy

I got home later than usual last night, and to my surprise, my brother-in-law Father Rick  (or as I call him, my brother in law the priest) sent us a box full of books from England. Rick has been a priest in England for many years, and often sends us goodie packages. He knows of my interest in history, and included in the box were many books on the Civil War, and one titled Four Days.

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‘Shades Of Elvis’ — Through The Eyes Of Artists — Priscilla Presley’s New Book

It's pretty hard to find someone who is an Elvis fan. It's for those fans that I'm writing this blog post. Priscilla has a new book out titled Shades of Elvis-Through the Eyes of Artists. The book is exactly what the title says it is. A certain group of artists, picked by Priscilla, who had the opportunity to wear a pair of shades that Elvis actually wore.

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Keith Levit
Keith Levit
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Authors Day Happens May 17 At The Duluth Public Library

Meet and learn more about the authors we have living here in the Northland at a special event happening at the Duluth Public Library on Saturday, May 17.

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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New Antique Appraisal Announced At The Depot

For those of you that missed the last one, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center announced another Antiquie Appraisal Session.Here are all the rules and times.

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Superior Public Library Book Sale Starts This Friday

Books, books,and more books for sale at the Superior Public Library starting this Friday! If you happen to be like me, and appreciate the value of a good book, this book sale is right up your alley.

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(Photo Andrew J. Bernstein)
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Want to Read a Really Great Rock Book? Check Out “California Slim” [REVIEW]

I recently completed a book by Andrew J. Bernstein titled California Slim The Music, the Magic, and the Madness. If you happen to be a baby boomer, this book will really hit home, or, if you are a student of rock, I guarantee you'll learn more from this book than you can imagine.

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Time To Make The Donuts by Bill Rosenberg, the Founder of Dunkin Donuts [REVIEW]

There is a very good chance that Dunkin Donuts will be coming Duluth. They plan to open many stores in Minnesota, and would like very much for one of them to be here in Duluth. My love affair with Dunkin Donuts goes back thirty years.

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(Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
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New Speed Reading App is a Thumbs Down, But it’s Fun to Try it Out

I don't happen to be a speed reader. My wife Mrs. Rayman, is the expert in that field.She tried the test, and wasn't at all convinced. Stay with me, I'll hook you up to the test in a minute so you can test it out yourself.

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Category: Books, Tech
The Band
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Classic Photos of the Band Collected in New Book

One of the more distinctive rock bands of the '60s and '70s, the Band boasted a visual aesthetic every bit as striking as their music -- and now, a series of pictures taken by band photographer Elliott Landy for their first two albums is being collected into a book.

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