Songs of Wu-Tang,
Alicia Keys added to
NASHVILLE — The Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys’ critically acclaimed debut albums, Ricky Martin’s Latin pop megahit “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the recordings inducted this year in the National Recording Registry.
The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25 historic songs, albums, recordings and even a podcast that will be preserved as significant contributions to American culture and history.
Keys’ “Songs In A Minor”, released in 2001, introduced the young New York musician to the world with her unique fusion of jazz, R&B and hip hop and won her five Grammy awards. With songs like “Fallin'”, the album was certified seven times multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan Collective, featuring RZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and more, released their highly influential debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” in 1993, which combined East Coast hardcore rap centered on storylines and kung fu movie clips.
Other albums included were Linda Ronstadt’s “Canciones de Mi Padre”, a musical tribute to her Mexican-American roots, Grammy-winning Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Time”, A Tribe’s “The Low End Theory”. Called Quest, and the Cuban musical ensemble’s self-titled debut album “Buena Vista Social Club”, which also inspired a film of the same name.
The Yankees get a
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NEW YORK – The Yankees have a new star – the chef.
Marcus Samuelsson is expanding at Yankee Stadium this season, opening a Streetbird Food Stand behind Section 112 in the right-field area of the lower deck, in partnership with the team and Legends Hospitality.
The offerings include a hot bird sandwich, chicken and waffles, and cornbread.
“I feel like it’s such a privilege to be part of the most famous team and the most famous stadium in the world,” he said on Tuesday.
Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Samuelsson was hired at age 23 as executive chef of New York’s Aquavit and rose to prominence with a three-star review by Ruth Reichl of The New York Times in September 1995. He is left in 2010 after downsizing his role for several years and opened Red Rooster in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood later that year.
Samuelsson has expanded to more than a dozen restaurants in New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, Canada and Scandinavia.
– The Associated Press