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Million dollar quartet

The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Found at Sam Phillips’s Sun Records

Anyone could walk in and record their song at small studio in Memphis.

Tom Bradley with crowd

Tom Bradley’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles elected its first black mayor with a multicultural coalition.

Cover of Blues Viision

In the Land of Snow and Fargo, a Legacy of Black Writing Emerges

A new anthology of African-American writing reveals black lives in the Midwest.

Telling Project performers on stage

Veterans in Tampa Bay Tell Their Stories

The stories on stage reflect the range of veterans’ experiences as well as their similarities.

Illustration entitled "Ghosts in a Cemetery"

How the Once-Banned Spoon River Anthology Made a Comeback in Lewistown, Illinois

Celebration of the work's centennial

Seventeenth-century Noh theater mask

The Samurai Cultivated the Art of Peace.

Two hundred fifty years of peace in Japan reveal objects of extraordinary beauty.

Dixie Hummingbirds gospel singers

Gospel Pioneers Took Their Show on the Road

A new film tells the story of how modern gospel got its start.


Telling Stories on the Ground

The Yup'ik tradition of storyknifing continues.

Drawing of Isadora Duncan

Dancing for One Hundred Years at the Peabody Institute

The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.

Vel Phillips

Vel Phillips Knocked Down Racial and Gender Barriers in Wisconsin

A diminutive African-American woman became a powerhouse for the civil rights struggle in Wisconsin.