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AC/DC is an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Malcolm and Angus got the idea for the band’s name after their sister Margaret saw “AC/DC” on a sewing machine. AC/DC means “alternating current/direct current electricity. I find their music to be out of this world. The guitar and drums are really awesome. They have had a lot of different band members. During that time, they thou...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Branch into country
Rodney Atkins is an American country music artist and a singer-songwriter. He was born in Tennessee on March 28, 1969. He had his first single on the country charts in 1997. He has had a lot of popular songs and he won Top New Male Vocalist in 2006. I have chosen this country playlist because I don’t listen to it a lot and I like learning about new music. I really like the intro to his songs. I’ll be playing his s...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Biggest Potter fan
Grace Potter is a singer and songwriter. She was born on June 20, 1983, in Vermont. She has been releasing music since 2002. She also got a Grammy vote for best country duo for “You and Tequila” with Kenny Chesney. She plays a lot of different instruments, too. I think that is so cool! I really like all her different vocal — the high and low notes that she sings. Her music makes me feel excited. My favorite song b...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Reggae hits high tide
The Paragons were a reggae and rocksteady group from Kingston, Jamaica. They began in the late 1960s. The band had four members and released albums from into the 1980s. They released 10 albums total. This music makes me feel fantastic. It is a feel-good sound and makes me want to dance. The Paragons’ music is outta this world. Their most famous track was “The Tide is High,” written by band member John Holt. You ca...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' Out: On cloud in Norway
Kygo is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, producer and musician. He started to learn to play the piano at age 6 and is still playing today. He has released several singles, such as “ID,” “Here For You” and “Stay.” Kygo’s first studio album, “Cloud Nine,” was released on May 13. I like Kygo’s music because it is very unique. I love the sound effects and the beat is great. I like to listen to his music quietly. Tune in to...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Such stuff as plays are made on
In William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a magician and his daughter lead a lonely life on a mystical island, until a shipwreck brings them reluctant company. There’s nothing lonely or reluctant about the troupe performing the classic play this weekend in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. “I only have nine lines or so, but it’s so much fun,” said Kodiak Middle School drama club member Rylee Grunden, who le...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' out: Enjoy a taste of Meatoaf
Marvin Lee Aday, also called Meatloaf, was born on Sept. 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. He is an American singer and plays rock ’n’ roll, heavy metal and hard rock. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. One was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His album “Bat Out of Hell” has sold over 43 million copies. I think Meatloaf is an awesome musician. I love his music, especially “Wasted.” It is one of ...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist. I think of her music as very inspiring. I like the instrumentation of her music. I like her voice because ...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Bittersweet tunes
The Verve was an English rock band formed in 1990. They released “Hymn,” one of the bestselling albums in UK chart history. In 1998 the band won two Brit Awards. One was Best British Group. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards in 1999. I like this band and love listening to them when I work in the shop. I find their music to be calming and I like all the sound effects in th...
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: ‘Joker & Thief’ recalls classics
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney. They released their first album in 2005 and sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. They are often compares to classic rock and metal bands from the 1960s and ’70s, including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. I really like the start of the song “Joker and the Thief” and I really love heavy metal music. The instruments in this song keep such a great beat ...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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