Paul Barman

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  • 10 years ago

    Weird Al Yankovic's new parody CD/DVD Straight out of Lynwood debuted last month at number 10—not just top 40, top 10. His single "White and Nerdy" debuted at 13 on the singles chart, his biggest hit in 22 years. Back then, "I Want a New Duck...

  • 11 years ago

    "I was trapped in a cage and let out by the Main Source," says Nas in his first verse on wax, from 1991's "Live At the BBQ", a Large Professor production. After the release of the classic Main Source LP Breaking Atoms, Large Professor, aka Extra P...

  • 11 years ago

    An instructor in psychology at Boston University in the early 1950's, Albert Maysles saw his life changed with the invention in 1960 of handheld sync sound cameras, which reduced the size of a documentary crew to two, enabling unprecedented intima...

  • 11 years ago

    Dr. Joyce Wallace and her staff were some of the first in the world to study AIDS in women. At her Greenwich Village clinic in early 1981, she found two cases of Karposi's Sarcoma, a disease estimated to appear just once in 10 million people per y...

  • 11 years ago

    As a child, Ralph McDaniels's Trinidadian family played Calypso music and his uncle introduced him to Motown. Now that he is New York City's uncle, VJ Ralph McDaniels returns the favor by locking up Saturday nights on Channel 25 NYC-TV. The Bridge...


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