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The Definitive Collection / Louis Armstrong

This production features stunningly remastered sound (even the earliest Louis Armstrong cuts from 1938 are hiss-free, full-bodied and remarkably clear), along with a 16-page booklet containing rare photos and detailed session liner notes. It’s a rich portrait of Satchmo, covering numerous highlights in the career of this legendary American artist.

The Best of Berlin / Millennium Collection

Berlin’s music is submerged new wave synth-pop that is varied most successfully by Terri Nunn’s agile vocal arrangements. This collection features such fan favorites like “No More Words,” “Take My Breath Away,” “The Metro” and many more.

Scooby-Doo Where Are You

From its first airings in September 1969, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You” became an animated classic. Sleuthing up mystery and suspense, the Mystery Inc. gang — Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and their talking dog Scooby — always find that no mystery is too scary and no adventure too dangerous for their collective detective work.

Jim Henson: The Biography

Jim Henson was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world. Most people only got to know him through the iconic characters born of his imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.

What I Know For Sure

From Tavis Smiley, the man who catapulted “The Covenant with Black America” to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list comes, a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain and atonement.

Hershey

The name Hershey evokes images of chocolate and the town in Pennsylvania. But who is the man behind the name? In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio presents the rags-to-riches story of Milton Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town and a legacy that lasts to this day.

History Highlights

1900 – A hurricane packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour and a 15-foot storm surge slams into Galveston, Texas, devastating the island. About 8,000 people are killed, making the hurricane the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history up to that time.

1921 – Sixteen-year-old Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is crowned the first Miss America at the end of a two-day pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

1966 – A television sci-fi phenom is born with the premiere of “Star Trek” on NBC. The first episode is called “The Man Trap.” The series, consisting of 79 episodes over three seasons, stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, first officer and science officer aboard the starship USS Enterprise. In the decades since the original series ended, “Star Trek” has lived on through spin-offs, movies and conventions.

1974 – President Gerald Ford attempts to give closure to the Watergate scandal by granting his predecessor, Richard Nixon, a pardon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. 

1974 – Daredevil Evel Knievel survives a failed bid to leap the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon (Idaho) on his rocket-powered motorcycle.

1986 – “The Oprah Winfrey Show” debuts as the first talk show hosted by a black woman. 

1994 – US Air Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport. All 132 people on board the Boeing 737 are killed. Investigators conclude the cause was a faulty rudder.

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Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye

Serving as Marvin Gaye’s first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, “Let’s Get It On” incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop and quiet storm. This remastered edition contains single versions of “Let’s Get It On” and “You Sure Love to Ball.”

Get The Knack / The Knack

The Knack emerged from a late ’70s musical landscape that was morphing from rock and disco to rock, punk and new wave. Here is the digitally re-mastered edition of the LA rock quartet’s 1979 debut album, featuring their smash “My Sharona.”

Isaac's Storm

Torqued by drama and taut with suspense, this absorbing narrative of the 1900 hurricane that inundated Galveston, Texas, conveys the sudden, cruel power of the deadliest natural disaster in American history. Told largely from the perspective of Isaac Cline, the senior U.S. Weather Bureau official in Galveston at the time, the story considers an era when “the hubris of men led them to believe they could disregard even nature itself.”

Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel

New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville (“The Big Bam”) takes on controversial daredevil Evel Knievel, revealing an intimate, often alarming, and ultimately sad portrait of a man who lived precariously, both on and off his motorcycle.

The Pink Panther

Meet Inspector Clouseau, the bumbling French detective whose career is one misstep after another. Showcasing the comedic genius of Peter Sellers, “The Pink Panther” is the sidesplitting film that launched one of the greatest comedy series of all time.

Sentimentally Yours / Patsy Cline

One of the greatest singers in the history of country music, Patsy Cline also helped blaze a trail for female singers to assert themselves as an integral part of the Nashville-dominated country music industry. This is one of the finest compilations of Cline’s work ever recorded, capturing her unique renditions of music representing a variety of genres.

History Highlights

1865 – Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, land at Galveston, Texas with news that the war has ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which became official on January 1, 1863. June 19 is observed around the U.S. as Juneteenth.

1905 – The world’s first nickelodeon opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and draws some 450 guests. The storefront theater boasted 96 seats and charged each patron a nickel.

1934 – Congress establishes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate broadcasting in the United States.

1953 –  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, die in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Both deny wrongdoing and proclaim their innocence right up to the time of their execution. The Rosenbergs were the first American civilians executed for espionage during the Cold War.

1973 – In separate games, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds and Willie Davis of the L.A. Dodgers achieve their 2,000th career hits.

1978 – Cartoonist Jim Davis introduces readers of 41 newspapers around the U.S. to a pleasantly plump, lazy, lasagna-loving cat named Garfield.

1981 – A caped superhero returns to U.S. movie theaters with the release of “Superman II,” starring Christopher Reeve as “The Man of Steel.”

2013 –  Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role as crime boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series “The Sopranos,” dies of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy. 

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Essential Collection

The Four Tops

Tapestry

Carole King

Garfield At Large

Jim Davis

The Sopranos: The Complete Series

Starring James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli, and directed by John Patterson and Timothy Van Patten 

The Notebook

Starring Ryan Gossling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands, and directed by Nick Cassavetes

The War of the Roses

Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, and directed by Danny DeVito