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This is the grave of Floyd Cramer. Born in 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cramer grew up in Hattig, Arkansas. He learned to play the piano and was an in-demand pianist from the time he was a young man. He moved back to Shreveport and became the house pianist for The Louisiana Hayride, second in the […]
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Congress has set a record for its terribleness! The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. That’s coming up on a decade, but it’s already hit an infuriating milestone: June 16 marked the longest the minimum wage had gone without an increase since 1938, when the U.S. passed its first […]
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On June 16, 2019
As you know by the now, the great Dr. John has passed. One of the most unique figures in late 20th century music, his reputation probably somewhat outmatched his body of recorded work. The heroin took its toll. But as perhaps the most prominent ambassador of New Orleans music to white rock kids, he is […]
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