April 17, 2014
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MORNINGS WITH JIM CONLEE

Wake up weekday mornings with Big Oldies 107.3 and Jim Conlee beginning at 6am! Great music, prize giveaways and more!
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"DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SING?" FROM GEICO

This week on Big Oldies 107.3 with Jim Conlee in the morning, play "Do You Know What You Sing?" from Geico, for a chance to win a Criss Angel Mind Freak DVD and Float It Anti-Gravity Illusion Kit! CRISS ANGEL Believe appears live and exclusively at the Luxor in Las Vegas and now features 3 New Revolutionary Illusions in addition to what has been hailed as the "Magic Experience of a Lifetime" by the Huffington Post and the "Only A+ Rated Magic Show in Vegas" by BBC!
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Because it's that time of year again... "Taxman" was not only a rare political statement by the Beatles, it also brought George's songwriting front and center, once and for all. But all is not it appears to be; from the intro to the famous solo, the Fab Four were starting to play some sonic tricks on their audience. Read a detailed breakdown of "Taxman" in my Beatles fact sheet.

We do grouse about the weather, it's true. But it's miraculous, if you think about it, that we still manage to get excited about spring at all, given that it happens every year.
walterwhitemoneyAt tax time, more than ever, money and the lack thereof is on everyone's mind -- but oldies music wrestled with the mercurial nature of the beast for decades, pondering ...

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Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling, and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.

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1958 was arguably the high water mark for both '50s R&B and the first wave of rock and roll, the moment where rhythm and blues was able to have its pop crossover success without becoming diluted -- but it was also the year that served as a dividing line between R&B's past (blues and swing, mostly) and its future (dances, girl groups, and the onslaught of soul). Read all about the greatest rhythm and blues hits of 1958 right here.

The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.

Richard Carpenter may have removed the "The" from the Carpenters' name in order to make them seem more hip, but it would be hard to imagine a less hip group in the Nixon era than the one that gave us "Top Of The World,""We've Only Just Begun" and "Close To You." Yet it was that very calm and reassuring nature -- especially filtered through the peerless vocals of "lead sister" Karen -- that endured them to legions of fans. Read more about their unlikely trip to stardom in my Carpenters profile.

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The violence of Captain America is very different from the martial-arts violence of The Raid 2. Chris Klimek considers how the nature and explicitness of violence changes the way we perceive it.

smallfacesThey were one of London's best Mod bands before they mutated into straight rock and psych-pop, eventually settling on the kind of mix that could conceivably cement their status as godfathers of Britpop. The Small Faces even made a classic concept album that was just obscure enough to be rediscovered by future generations. Yet the only song most Americans know by the group is "Itchycoo Park" -- and yet, after 40 long years, there's a big push on to finally get them their recognition. Read all about the music and career of the Small Faces in my latest profile.

Muslim pop star Yuna shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."

beatlemaniaA special series to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of US Beatlemania: the history of the Beatles in timeline form, showing how the most famous band of all time got their fame and then grew beyond it.

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Marc Hirsh looks at the direction of the Fox comedy and wonders: why can't it leave well enough alone? Or, in fact, leave anything alone?
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