From time to time, a city not otherwise known for such, becomes a force in the world of music. In the eighties and nineties, such a place was Manchester, England. Known primarily as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester became a hotbed for rock and pop groups. From Joy Division to Oasis, Manchester had a steller, two-decade run of producing influential and dynamic music acts.
Jane Austen wrote just six novels during her relatively short lifetime. Dating back to 1938, when the BBC aired a 55-minute version of Pride and Prejudice, there have been over fifty Austen-related productions for the big and small screens. The Des Moines Public Library owns over two dozen of these productions.
Swedish music artists have hit the American top ten singles chart three times in the last year, their best run of success in two decades. Here's a look back at a few Swedish acts that have had spectacular success in the States.
The mockumentary, a mix of parody and documentary, is a comedy style that dates at least as far back as the 1950s.
Miley Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, is the latest child of a country music star to also attain major success in music.