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Tommy Shaw Interview: Styx Blasts Off to Mars on "The Mission"

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Styx

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Shaw was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 11, 1953. He is best known for his work with the rock band Styx (since December 1975), but has played with other groups including Damn Yankees, Shaw Blades, MS Funk and Montgomery-based band Harvest. Styx has had 16 top 40 singles in the US and 4 consecutive albums were certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Hits include “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” and “Show Me the Way.” Rounding out the Styx lineup are James “JY” Young (vocalist and guitarist), Lawrence Gowan (vocals and keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass) along with the occasional appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo.

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Lea Thompson Interview: "The Year of Spectacular Men" Is a True Family Project

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Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson is perhaps best known for her role as the various incarnations of Lorraine McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. She starred as Kathryn Kennish in Switched at Birth that premiered on ABC Family in 2011 (rebranded as Freeform in 2015) and ended April 11, 2017.

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Sidney Blumenthal Interview: Acclaimed Author Talks Latest Lincoln Bio and the Real Deal About Trump

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Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal is the acclaimed author of A Self-Made Man, volume one of his four-volume biography The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. Volume two, Wrestling With His Angel, was released May 16, 2017. He is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post, Washington editor and staff writer for The New Yorker and senior writer for The New Republic.

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