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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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On 6/6/2006, POTUS George W. Bush issued a proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

This month-long observance promotes the rich culture and heritage of Caribbean American people and their contributions to the United States of America.

The National Archives has many online resources, blogs, and articles. Discover more on our Special Topics page: https://go.usa.gov/xJj52

Beach Boys 60th Anniversary

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Once America’s favorite rock n roll band they’re now celebrating 60 years of music 🎶 with a new release of their biggest hit 🎼 songs.

4/20 DAY

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Today is 4/20 and the day stoners, everywhere on earth celebrate their favorite herb. They call it Mary Jane or Maria Juana.

It was nearly twenty years ago this day that it was considered an evil weed, but over time and in the past decade, nearly 20 states across the USA plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

4/20 is a date that both marijuana smokers and non-smokers recognize as a national holiday for cannabis culture. Yet few actually know how the date got chosen.

GRAMMY KING
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Louisiana-born pianist and singer popular for his eclectic crossover music that juxtaposes jazz, soul, pop, gospel, and R&B now on top.

A Grammy Award GRAMMY was originally called Gramophone Award is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.

Multilingual Digital Maestro

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I’ve been involved in digital media as long as it has been around. I’ve seen many words and phrases become popular, then wearing out. Terms, like new media, convergence, multimedia, and cutting edge.

Collins Swan Song

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The frontman for Genesis with a soulful voice and pop smarts that made him a top superstar of the 1980s retired last night saying bye.

Philip David Charles Collins is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Collins is best known for his tenure as the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis and for his solo career which began in 1981. Between 1982 and 1990, he scored three UK and seven US number-one singles as a solo artist.

Happy Birthday Aretha

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Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", or ARETHA. 

She rated ninth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". With global sales of over 75 million records, Franklin is one of the world’s best-selling music artists
On this Day we're celebrating the Queen of Soul, @ArethaFranklin, on what would have been her 80th birthday ❤️

The Bronx Music

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According to the Music Heritage Center  #BMHC which presents "Bronx Music" these are musical genres significant to The Bronx.

They list the following hip hop, salsa though salsa wasn't born in the BX it has become synonymous with it and urban bachata think Romeo Santos.

Musical genres that have a large presence in our borough--the traditional forms of music from Puerto Rico including, bomba, jibaro, and plena; the traditional rhythms of the Garifuna (the largest Garifuna community outside of Central America makes their home in the Bronx.

GABITO

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, author, screenwriter, and journalist, known as GABITO.