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Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

They're the melodies behind the games many of us spend hundreds of hours playing. The musical arrangements behind video games like "Super Mario Bros" and "Halo" are burned into our memories in ways that few tunes are. We explore the place video game music occupies in our culture with a composer who writes for games, a classical conductor and local group of gamers who've formed their own symphony.

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Super Mario World

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Halo


From Solitary To Stardom On The Court: What It Means To Be 'Tuff'

Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.
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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.

Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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