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Story of the Celts: Who are the Celts?
The ancient Celts were a group of culturally similar peoples who once occupied most of central and western Europe, north of the Greco-Roman world. Perhaps the most common cultural characteristic of the ancient Celts were the Celtic languages, a branch of the...
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Grimassi, Raven
Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including The Wiccan Mysteries, which was awarded Book of the Year and First Place-Spirituality Book by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998. Raven Grimassi was born in 1951 to an...
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Folklorist John Avery Lomax
John Lomax and his son Alan recorded thousands of songs and helped launch the musical careers of Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Jelly Roll Morton, and a Louisiana convict named Huddie Ledbetter, more commonly known as “Leadbelly.
Written Behind Bars, This 1850s Memoir Links Prisons To Plantations
It's the earliest known prison memoir by an African-American writer, and it has now been published as The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict. .... "You find temperance sermons, you find outlaw ballads, you find very novelistic passages," he says.
Cast of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' to perform at White House
It is told by a young African-American and Latino cast and has a varied score that ranges from pop ballads to sexy R&B to rap battles. The Obamas have been big boosters ... The other convict, Joseph Cruz, was caught Friday.
People's choice: Fifty years of folk
Film reviews for YOU: Youth and A Bigger Splash. By Maria Realf
Written and directed by the talented Paolo Sorrentino, this quirky tale of love, loss, regret, hope and family is lifted by strong central performances from Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.

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