Not only does Donna Summer’s 1983 hit single tell the story of a hard-working blue-collar woman; it was inspired by a real-life encounter.
Sharp Notes Monday
Songs about money are a likely place to look for a Sharp Notes Monday selection about student loan forgiveness. We settled on Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Money Changes Everything.’
‘You Don’t Own Me’ is about a romantic relationship, but the lyrics could just easily apply to a modern-day woman such as Rep. Liz Cheney.
Dylan’s ‘Even the president of the United States must stand naked” line rings true in 2022.
Long before a Russian court sentenced Brittany Griner to nine years in prison, a harsh drug sentence imposed on a political activist sparked outrage in the U.S.
In any year, ‘Summertime’ would be an appropriate pick for the dog days of summer, but the song is especially timely this year.
Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming U.S. tour has been generating headlines, but not because of the music
A new postal stamp stamp will feature Pete Seeger, whose career embodied a spirit of music and social justice.
With ‘Elvis’ emerging as one of the top films of the summer and hearings on the insurrection dominating the headlines, ‘Suspicious Minds’ is our choice for the week ahead.
On Independence Day as we celebrate America, Paul Simon’s American Tune is our choice.