Author Archives: Charles Stockdale

Most Famous European Musicians

Americans welcomed – with open arms – the British Invasion in the 1960s and we have not stopped enjoying and appreciating European musicians since. Bands such as the Beatles and ...
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Alfred Hitchcock’s Best (and Worst) Films

The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock is one of history’s most skilled directors, known for his expert abilities in the thriller genre. Hitchcock was extremely prolific, directing over 50 feature ...
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Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

The American music industry is not doing very well. While music consumption is at an all-time high because of digital platforms, revenues from music sales are about half of what ...
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Cost of a Date the Year You Were Born

Few dates are more popular than the classic dinner and a movie night out. Couples young and old alike have enjoyed this combination for decades – a perfect way to ...
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Best and Worst Movie Sequels

“Blade Runner 2049,’’ the reboot of the 1982 cult classic about a dystopian future in Los Angeles, disappointed in its three-day opening, posting $31.5 million in ticket sales that was ...
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Most Famous Musician From Each State

While culture is not the largest of U.S. exports, it has had the most pronounced and observable effect on the world. Global entertainment is dominated by U.S.-produced art, with music ...
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The Most Famous Band Formed the Year You Were Born

About seven decades ago, a rock and roll group called The Beatles was formed in Liverpool, England. They would go on to make 27 separate No. 1 singles and become ...
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Best and Worst Movie Sequels

Since D. W. Griffith’s 1915 “The Birth of a Nation” was followed by “The Fall of a Nation” just one year later, movie sequels have been a Hollywood standard. Movie ...
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50 Most Famous Actors Over 70

For many actors, a couple of roles in Hollywood movies and an interview on late night television are a sign of professional success. Yet for a select few superstars, success ...
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27 Most Popular Emmy Nominated Shows

Each year the Emmy Awards are presented to “recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media,” according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This is largely ...
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50 Worst Summer Box Office Weekends

It wasn't until the 1975 release of “Jaws” that summer blockbusters existed as we understand them today. Produced for $12 million, “Jaws” spawned a cultural event in which buzz around ...
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Lowest Paying Jobs for College Grads

A college degree is often required to work in one of the nation’s top-earning fields. The average annual salary for positions that typically require a college degree is $73,785 – ...
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American Cities Losing the Most Jobs

Some 1.3 million people joined America’s civilian labor force over the past year. Thanks to a healthy economy, the total number of employed persons has also increased by 2.2 million, ...
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How Many People Have Preexisting Conditions in Every State

Prior to the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 – commonly referred to as “Obamacare” – most insurance providers would issue policies based on a customer's current health ...
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25 Best Paying Cities for Nurses

Nurses are often the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry, assisting doctors and patients and keeping hospitals running smoothly. Yet nurses' wages vary greatly across the country, ranging from a ...
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