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Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Carols?

Do you know that we have St. Francis of Assisi to thank for initiating our current tradition of singing Christmas carols? Although much has changed in our song choices since the 13th century, in honor of this year’s Go Caroling Day, celebrated on Sunday, Dec. 20, we thought we’d take a quick look at the origins of five traditional Christmas songs and carols.

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The Science of Sound: Do Older Musicians Enjoy Life More?

There’s a line in an old Cary Grant movie that is hard to forget. One of the characters, an aging gentleman, is asked whether he enjoys music. His answer, not surprisingly, as he settles in to his rocker and turns on the radio, is “More than anything.” He then closes his eyes, and the sounds of music fill the air.

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