Pop Culture http://wlrn.org en Historian John McMillian: Beatles vs. Stones? http://wlrn.org/post/historian-john-mcmillian-beatles-vs-stones <p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 25537 at http://wlrn.org Historian John McMillian: Beatles vs. Stones? 40 Years Of Bee Gees Hits http://wlrn.org/post/40-years-bee-gees-hits <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">09/10/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;examines the 40 year hit parade ride of the <a href="http://beegees.com/">Bee Gees,</a> with rock biographer David Meyer (<a href="http://amzn.to/13EomC1"><strong><em>The Bee Gees: The Biography</em></strong></a>). &nbsp;</span></font></span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">The brothers </span>Gibb<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> began their unique harmonic careers in Australia.&nbsp; They moved back to England and international stardom.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt;">They sold some 250 million records, were the darlings of the disco era, and of course, had strong South Florida ties.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt;">Who can’t hum a Bee Gees pop classic?&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tune in for&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents">&nbsp;</a>and a Bee Gees retrospective Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 20343 at http://wlrn.org 40 Years Of Bee Gees Hits Why South Florida Is Becoming A Mecca For Comics http://wlrn.org/post/why-south-florida-becoming-mecca-comics <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; ">Reading comic strips is one of those American pastimes that has touched many generations. But it is the late Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, who is arguably the most influential cartoonist.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; ">With his array of characters American readers</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;and beyond fell in love with the gang, the insecure Charlie Brown, stubborn Lucy, and typewriting dog, Snoopy.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Andrea Richard 15426 at http://wlrn.org Why South Florida Is Becoming A Mecca For Comics