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New Episode of Music Matters: Anna's Personal Time Capsule

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Last weekend, senior Anna Marlin of Hersey's Speech Team was a tournament champion for her event at Regionals, and is now the DJ of the month! On the new episode of Music Matters , she takes us back through the music that shaped her life. Listen as she spins tracks from The Clash, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Greta Van Fleet and many, many more (including Juice Newton! What!?).  This is a truly an eclectic mix that spans decades.  Enjoy! Listen below, at Mixcloud or download the Mixcloud app for iOS  or Android   and listen on the go.

Artists of the Month: Jerry Butler and Betty Everett

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My first exposure to Jerry "The Iceman" Butler came from a K-Tel commercial for an album called Superbad   in 1973 that I saw when I was a kid. I didn't know much about him at the time.  It wasn't until I was much older that I became a fan. Although Jerry Butler was born in Mississippi, he moved with his family to Chicago in 1941, and grew up in the  Cabrini Green housing projects. It was in church where he met Curtis Mayfield. Together, in 1958, they joined with three other singers to form "Jerry Butler and the Impressions." After leaving the group a couple of years later, Jerry Butler went solo and received the moniker "The Iceman" from a Philadelphia DJ, to highlight his cool, baritone voice. The name stuck. Betty Everett, too, was born in Mississippi. At the age of 18, she moved to Chicago in 1957 to pursue a music career. In 1964, she produced a hit single. You probably know it, because it has been covered by many people including Linda Ronsta

Black History Month in the ARC

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This month, we are featuring a collection of books that amplify Black voices and Black history. Check out our display and check out a book! To see the list, click here .

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