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Happy 44th birthday, hip hop

On Aug. 11, 1973, at a back to school party in the South Bronx of New York City, a young DJ named Kool Herc did something revolutionary for the time: Using two turntables to extend the instrumental breaks so people could dance longer. This was the Big Bang of hip-hop.

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Fri, August 11 2017 » Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia, Music Monday et al » No Comments

The new four amigos of CBC’s ‘The National’

On Tuesday, CBC unveiled the anchoring team that will be leading the National — its flagship newscast — into the future, after a decades-long run by Peter Mansbridge, who retired July 1.

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