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Keep on pushin'..or stay?

  According to Dictionary.com there are two basic definitions of the American Dream. The first is that "the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American." As a nation we continue to struggle with this one. The second definition: "a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the…

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Yes, soul music is a popular genre all over the world. With humble beginnings, it's hard to believe that music that originated in the segregated, African-American community would find its way to, let’s say, the Netherlands. I can confirm that it has. On a recent trip to Europe, I noticed soul music almost immediately at restaurants,department stores, and even on the elevators. Music that I grew up on; Luther, Stevie, Michael, and even De La Soul, was pumping throughout Piccadilly Circus.…
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