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Found Tonight – March For Our Lives

Found Tonight for March for our Lives

Over the last 24 hours, I’ve listened to this song at least 30 times. It is a mashup of 2 of my favorite Broadway songs from the last 5 years, “The Story of Tonight” from Hamilton and “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen. It is a collaboration to be a theme song for […]

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2017 Pop Culture Year in Review

2017 pop culture year in review

So it’s March, and I realized I never recapped one of my most entertaining years to date. So without further ado, here’s my 2017 Year in Review! Favorite New Albums of 2017: Divide – Ed Sheerhan Rainbow – Kesha Reputation – Taylor Swift OneRepublic Fitz and the Tantrums Songs of Experience – U2 Beautiful Trauma […]

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2016 Pop Culture Year in Review

2016 pop culture picks

If I’m completely honest, 2016 was the year of Hamilton for me. I loved the experiences I had with other music, theater, and film, but all things Lin-Manuel Miranda were highlighted my year. I’d like to note that I’m not just bandwagoning, because I wrote about Hamilton in my 2015 Pop Culture Year in Review […]

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Pop Culture Year in Review 2015

Honestly, if I could only choose one pop culture phenomenon to highlight from the year 2015, it would be Hamilton. How could you not love a historically-accurate hip-hop musical about the young, scrappy, and hungry life of United States founding father, and architect of the U.S treasury, Alexander Hamilton? Cabinet battles, duels, love triangles, betrayal, […]

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2014 Pop Culture Year in Review

2014 was a fantastic year for entertainment! I laughed, I cried, I cringed in disbelief, and I tweeted out commentary as I indulged in these movies, concerts, and shows. This was an interesting year for me, because for the first time in over a decade, blogging wasn’t one of my primary sources of entertainment. I […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Ingrid Michaelson Tonight

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2013 Pop Culture Year in Review

Music, movies, television, live performances, and more. 2013 was a great year for culture in many genres, which made this raving pop culture junkie a happy girl. What were my favorite pop culture experiences of 2013*? Here’s my recap. Favorite Television Shows of 2013 Breaking Bad (I still can’t believe it’s over) Community New Girl […]

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Flashback Friday: “Flood” by They Might Be Giants

they might be giants flood album

Last week, Rosie and I roadtripped down to California. As is a necessity with any long car ride, you have to have a great roadtrip playlist. Since I updated my iPhone to iOS7, the shuffle function is wonky when I connect it to my car’s stereo system. Songs were playing by artist in clusters, and […]

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Flashback Friday: “Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones

right here right now jesus jones

Earlier this month, my daughter and I were talking about historical events I clearly remember from my childhood. We talked about the Challenger disaster, the student massacre in Tiananmen Square, Magic Johnson and the publicization of HIV and AIDS, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Because my brother’s family lives in Germany, we talked […]

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Flashback Friday: “Unbelievable” by EMF

emf unbelievable album

There are some songs that come onto the radio and I can’t help but groove in my seat (or do a little dance if I’m driving) and sing along. From the first “Ohhhhh!” and rhythmic cowbell thunking, I know it’s time to groove. One of the biggest hits of 1990/1991, and still gets me pumped […]

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