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# 296 - 1959: Music and Headlines


2:00:16 minutes (110.11 MB)

1959...
Castro takes over Cuba. Alaska and Hawaii enter Statehood. NASA introduces the Mercury Seven. Bonanza becomes the first regular TV series to air in color. Three of Rock and Roll's finest rising stars are killed in a plane crash on "The Day The Music Died". Nixon and Khruschev have the first Big Table at the Kitchen Table.

Making their debuts in 1959: The Grammy Awards, Pantyhose, Motown Records, The St. Lawrence Seaway, BIC Ballpoint Pen, the 50-Star American Flag, and Barbie (and Ken)

Here at home, City Council President Westlake defeats Mayor Sensenbrenner in the November Mayoral Election. The Columbus Citizen and Ohio State Journal merge into one as The Columbus Citizen-Journal. Kingsdale Shopping Center is built on 38 acres of land in Upper Arlington. A flood sweeps through Ohio in January. Michael DiSalle is sworn in as Ohio's Governor.

GRAMMYS (Held for the Very First Time):
Record/Song of the Year: "Volare" (Domenico Modugno)
Album of the Year: Soundtrack from Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)

OSCARS (for 1958 films):
Best Picture: Gigi (a perfect 9-for-9)
Best Actor: David Niven, Separate Tables
Best Actress: Susan Hayward, I Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives, The Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli, Gigi
Best Original Song: "Gigi" (by Lerner & Loewe)

EMMY AWARDS:

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Basketball: Cal-Berkeley Golden Bears
NCAA Football: Syracuse Orangemen
Big Ten Football: Wisconsin Badgers
NFL: Baltimore Colts
NBA: Boston Celtics (this was the very first Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals, and the ONLY one when the Lakers were still in Minnesota)
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers (first World Series since moving from Brooklyn)
The Game: Michigan

TONY AWARDS:
Best Play -
Best Musical - Redhead

LINKS:
1959 Facts - https://molinehigh1959.webs.com/1959.htm

# 295 - May Science, Fun, and Prosperity Be With You


59:00 minutes (54.01 MB)

Tonight on the show, it's YP Week (http://www.columbusypweek.com) and Sci-Fest Week (http://www.cosiscifest.org). Plus, the Avenue 4 All People celebrates ALL things Parsons Avenue and the South Side. Plus, other events near you.

# 294 - The St8 of Our Show is BOLD


58:23 minutes (53.45 MB)

Tonight on the show, the State of the Show is...Bold, Bold, Bold, Bold. What to look out for on the show in the coming months, plus events happening through the remainder of April.

# 293 - April 8, 2019 (Lots of Music and Lots of Geats)


59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

Tonight on the show, music that featured the late drummer extrordinaire Hal Blaine on the drums, and the Weekend Warrior highlights events happening near you, including Beowulf, April 11-20 at MadLab Theatre (http://www.theactorstheatre.org).

# 291 - The DJBC Motown60 Happy Hour


1:00:16 minutes (55.18 MB)

# 290 - 1973: Music and Headlines


2:03:07 minutes (112.72 MB)

Tonight on the show, the music and headlines from 1973.

HEADLINES:
The U.S. starts to withdraw troops from Vietnam and Cambodia following the Paris Peace Accords.
"The Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon fires several members of his cabinet during the Watergate Scandal
The U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion in Roe vs. Wade.
Former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies of a heart attack at his Texas ranch.

SPORTS:
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
The Miami Dolphins complete a (the NFL's last) perfect regular season.
The Big Ten Commissioners vote 6-4 to send the Ohio State B*ckeyes to the 1974 Rose Bowl, following a 10-10 tie in Ann Arbor in THE Game. The B*ckeyes get beat by USC in the Rose Bowl as a result.
The UCLA Bruins win their unprecedented seventh consecutive (and ninth in the last ten years) NCAA Tournament, beating Memphis (State).

Sports Champions:
NCAA Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins (7th Straight)
NBA: New York Knicks
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins
World Series: Oakland Athletics
The Game/Big Ten: Nobody (ON the Field); Ohio State (OFF the Field)
Local High School Basketball: Bishop Ready Silver Knights
Heisman Trophy: John Cappelletti, Running Back, Penn State

ENTERTAINMENT:
Bob Fosse becomes the first (and only) person to win the Directing Triple Crown in the same year - winning an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award for Directing
Sacheen Littlefeather refuses to accept an Academy Award on behalf of Marlon Brando
The Emmy Awards turn 25, where the Limited Series Category is awarded for the very first time

Academy Awards (for 1972 Films):
Best Picture - The Godfather
Best Actor - (See Above)
Best Actress - Liza Minnelli, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actor - Joel Grey, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actress - Bexley's own Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
Best Director - Bob Fosse, Cabaret

# 289 - Let's Schedule Everything on S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y!!


58:42 minutes (53.75 MB)

Tonight on the show, a whole bunch of stuff...nothing is off-limits.

The Weekend Warrior skims through most of the events in the remainder of March.

# 288 - The Harlem Renaissance 100: I Too, Sing America


58:01 minutes (53.12 MB)

Tonight on the show, a look back at the Harlem Renaissance, with music, and some local events commemorating the Centennial of the Dawn of the Harlem Renaissance.

From February 22 to March 23, the Harlem Renaissance: New Artists, New Day Exhibit is at the Cultural Arts Center (139 West Main Street in Downtown Columbus, across from Bicentennial Park).

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