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2008-07-16 12:01:05

By Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 16--WELSH SINGER DUFFY -- nee Aimee Anne Duffy -- celebrated the stateside release of her debut CD, Rockferry, with a performance in May at New York's famed Apollo Theater, the legendary venue dedicated to the preservation of R&B music. In February, the troubled but talented Amy Winehouse swept the Grammy Awards thanks to the success of her second disc, Back to Black, her arresting merger of '60s girl-group pop, R&B and hip-hop....

2008-07-15 18:00:29

By Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 15--WELSH SINGER DUFFY -- nee Aimee Anne Duffy -- celebrated the stateside release of her debut CD, Rockferry, with a performance in May at New York's famed Apollo Theater, the legendary venue dedicated to the preservation of R&B music. In February, the troubled but talented Amy Winehouse swept the Grammy Awards thanks to the success of her second disc, Back to Black, her arresting merger of '60s girl-group pop, R&B and hip-hop....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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