Bill’s award winning “vault” piece

This article on U.S. record industry vault losses appeared in Billboard July 11 and 17, 1997. It was won both the first Billboard Donaldson Front Page Award and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. BY BILL HOLLAND_Today, catalog preservation is more of a priority for the major U.S.

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Dead zeppelins: Brazilian gravesite is airships’ stairway to heaven

The huge gas-filled aircraft were once a symbol of modernity used to burnish the image of the Nazis. Now a vast hangar near Rio de Janeiro is all that’s left The last time a giant swastika flew above the Americas, it was on the zeppelins that pioneered commercial air travel across the Atlantic.

from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/27/brazil-zeppelin-hangar-nazis
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A Brief History of the Cheese Curl, Junk Food’s Happiest Accident

Cheetos, the brand that took cheese curls mainstream. Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. They change the color of our skin. They get stuck in our teeth.

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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

The medieval ship lay more than a half-mile down at the bottom of the Black Sea, its masts, timbers and planking undisturbed in the darkness for seven or eight centuries. Lack of oxygen in the icy depths had ruled out the usual riot of creatures that feast on sunken wood.

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The Assassin in the Vineyard

The winter-night sky above the Côte d’Or countryside of Burgundy, in eastern France, is cloudless, with just enough moon to illuminate the snow-covered ground and silhouettes. From dense woods atop a hill, a man emerges.

from Pocket http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/05/vineyard-poisoning-201105
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