Nancy Wilson died Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, Calif., her manager Devra Hall Levy told NPR. She was 81.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937, Wilson has recounted in interviews that she started singing around age 3 or 4.

"I have always just sung. I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it," she told Marian McPartland, host of NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994.

Virgin Galactic says it has reached a rather lofty milestone.

During a test flight Thursday morning in Mojave, Calif., a pair of pilots flying the company's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft hit an altitude of 51.4 miles. That height clears the 50-mile threshold that is sometimes considered the boundary of space.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its newest class of inductees Thursday, one year to the day after the 2018 class was announced. From 15 nominees, seven remain. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

  • The Cure
  • Def Leppard
  • Janet Jackson
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Radiohead
  • Roxy Music
  • The Zombies

In August 2017, all the original members of the Arizona rock and roll band the Meat Puppets got together for the first time in 22 years to perform.

Brevard Zoo Winter Camps

Dec 11, 2018

The Brevard Zoo is offering two different zoo camps over winter break for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade. The camps will explore animal adaptations and Florida wildlife in a fun and creative way. These exciting camps offer one-of-a kind experiences to satisfy your child’s interest in science, conservation and nature.

Wild Florida is the first camp from January 2-4 and includes the following:

- Sluice and Fossil Tents: You get to dig up your own fossils and learn all about them.

- Make Your Own Fossils: Campers use a mold to make fossils to take home.

Run for the Kids 2019 Race Series

Protecting Brevard County’s most vulnerable – from babies still in the womb to families facing domestic abuse – takes an entire community of people working for the better good. It also takes awareness and active participation.

In 2019, four community-driven 5K races will partner for the inaugural Run for the Kids Race Series. All revenue will benefit four Brevard-based organizations that provide funding, resources, and other assistance for children and their families.

The race series consists of:

Join the Florida Tech Alumni Association in celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Two awards will be given at this ceremony: the Julius Montgomery Pioneer Award to Judge Rhonda E. Babb, and the Harvey L. Riley Bridge Builder Award to Pastor Jarvis Wash. The evening will also include a rendition of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech by Mr. Leonard Ross. Light refreshments to follow the program.

Thursday, January 17 

When you hit your 40s, it's only natural to want to try new things.

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We don't know exactly when Beethoven was born; the only official record is that of his baptism on December 17, 1770.

So his birthday COULD be December 13th, and that's a good enough excuse for a party this Thursday in Mozart's Attic. It's an all-Beethoven program this week with some music that's among the world's most familiar, and some other works that are a bit more obscure.

The new Netflix comedy Dumplin' is all about Dolly Parton. But she's not in it. And that was deliberate. Instead, Dolly did what Dolly does best — write and sing songs for the movie.


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