“LAS VEGAS — Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, “They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool.”
From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack and his infamous Celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage his home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. Dean Martin would have turned 100 on June 7. We celebrate the “King of Cool” with this tribute featuring photos and video from the Las Vegas News Bureau archives. In addition, the News Bureau has produced an exhibition in the Las Vegas Convention Center featuring exclusive photographs from its archives and rare Las Vegas memorabilia.”
Source: LVCVA : Las Vegas Celebrates Dean Martin: The King of Cool
Explore this USA sound map, with field recordings and reimagined sounds from across the United States of America.
Source: USA sound map – Cities & Memory | Field Recordings, Sound Map, Sound Art
Hoopla, one of the digital lending services allowing libraries to offer ebooks and other digital content, has helped drive the unassuming library ebook to success in over 1,600 public library systems. Here’s how.
Source: How Digital Lending Service Hoopla Brings Libraries Into The Internet Era
The kids are alright, heading back to school in America, and speaking out, with strong voices.
They are speaking out “Against the Wind,” as we did in the ’60s –protests, sit-ins, love-ins, whatever we could do to create change.
Keep on speaking out, against the wind, because you know the wind will change direction, and you will know you helped it happen…
#DouglasStrong #NeverAgain #SpeakOut #MSDStrong
It’s not all finding secret notes from Keith Richards… but some of it is.
Source: A Day in the Life of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Librarian
“Aside from money and aesthetics, though, there’s really no point to it. We’re all quibbling over whether Bluetooth audio is good enough, or whether or not dongles suck (they do). The official reasons are little more than platitudes about better designs and “being bold”. It’s hogwash, honestly. The only thing such a decision does is limit the kinds of experiences an individual can have on their smartphone. That is never a good thing.”
Editor’s Note: Will *not* buy a phone without a headphone jack. Period.
Source: Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea | AndroidAuthority
Booker T. Jones, Phil Lesh, Norah Jones and others look ahead to the new Monterey Pop, and reflect on whether the original message can still resonate. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty
“The timing of it was exactly right to catch the spirit of a new generation,” Eric Burdon says of the original Monterey Pop. Marianna Burdon
Booker T. Jones, Phil Lesh, Norah Jones and others look ahead to the new Monterey Pop, and reflect on whether the original message can still resonate.
Source: Monterey Pop 50 Years Later: Phil Lesh, Jack Johnson and More – Rolling Stone
Pete Townshend of the Who struck a nerve with rock ’n’ roll rebels in 1965 with the line “I hope I die before I get old.”
But something has happened in the five decades since he wrote “My Generation”: The boomer generation got older, yet continued to love rock ’n’ roll. Now, as many of those early fans enter retirement, they are still boarding buses and trudging through muddy fields to see their favorite bands.
The president elect did not enjoy many celebrity endorsements during his campaign. Source: AP
Reports from the US suggest Donald Trump is struggling to find A-list stars to play his inauguration. We asked some of them why.
Source: Inauguration blues: Why pop stars won’t play for Trump – BBC News