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Jefferson Elementary Want You To Call Them Friendly – Readin’, Writin’ and Rhymin’ [AUDIO]

How many years is it, Ms Pink?  I'm losing track.  We've been working together for a long time with the Reading, Writing and Rhyming program and it continues to amaze me just how great her classes are.   Here's yet another example.  They broke the friendly and cutsey-ometers this time!

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You’ve NEVER, EVER Seen Anything Like This Child Playing Piano

I started playing piano when I was about the same age as this child.  It is the first love of my life, and always will be.  But after seeing this kid, I think I'll take up something else.  Don't miss watching this

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Albany Area CD And Record Shops

After Richie Phillips and I expressed our feelings about missing the days of browsing through Compact Discs, we thought it would be nice to remind music lovers in the Albany Area about a few shops still offering the experience of shopping for CDs and Records.

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Does Anyone Else Miss CDs?

Richie Phillips recently wrote an article that reflects exactly how I feel about one of my favorite past times, browsing through CDs!  As a music lover, of all genres, I always enjoyed skimming the CD racks at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, FYE, Strawberries, Best Buy and the Virgin mega-store, a hobby that is now a thing of the past.

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Where the Heck Are the CD’s In the Record Stores These Days?

All I wanted was a new CD.  I hadn't splurged in a long time.  I wanted to actually HOLD a physical piece of music in my hands and have some photos and lyrics to look at too.  Am I asking too much?  Apparently so. 

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Ride Your Bike and Be A Mobile DJ At The Same Time [VIDEO]

I will preface this by saying that I thought this was the dumbest thing I've ever seen when I first clicked on this.  I'm wondering if you feel the same way.  Talk about technology invading every single facet of our lives.  This definitely takes the prize

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Anyone In The Albany Area Have Any Eight Track Tapes? I Miss Them

I love 8 track tapes.  Call me old school, but it was my favorite format of all time.  Anyone remember them?  Well, I'm actually celebrating them here on National Eight Track Tape Day.

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Big Announcement – Zac Brown Band Performing in Saratoga

At 7:30am Monday morning we made a huge concert announcement. Yes, another one! Can you believe it?

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5-year Old Singing National Anthem & It’s Good! [VIDEO]

Are children getting more and more musically talented?

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Your Music, News, and Weather – Now on radioPup 2.0!

Have you checked out the new radioPup 2.0? The same mobile app that lets you listen to WGNA anywhere you go now includes the latest posts, videos, and pictures from our website; up-to-date weather forecasts; and commenting with Facebook.

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This Day In History: Billy Joel Releases “Piano Man” album [VIDEO]

I was working on my Vatican blog when producer Jeff Levack stormed in, excitingly announcing "Richie! here's a subject for yo to blog about-Billy Joel's Piano Man album was released on this day back in 1973".   And that does excite me for sure.  But what is Billy's connection to country music?  Glad you asked!

 

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It’s Reading, Writing, and Rhyming School Sign-up Time

We're getting there.  The end of summer vacation.   Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings here, but it's true!  So I'm trying to do a little more advanced planning here and put out the call to teachers who would like to sign up for the Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' school program.  Here's all you need to do!

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