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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Mose Allison On Mountain Stage

Mar 29, 2013
Originally published on June 20, 2014 5:19 pm

Legendary pianist Mose Allison has appeared on Mountain Stage four times over the years — and this is his very first performance, recorded January 15, 1989. Born in Tippo, Miss. in 1927, Allison has always straddled the line between blues and jazz, never favoring one genre over the other. Commercially, this caused some categorization problems throughout his career, but his songwriting prowess earned fans ranging from The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix to Tom Waits and J.J. Cale. Allison's songs have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, The Clash and The Who, who famously opened their Live at Leeds album with "Young Man Blues."

For this performance, Allison is backed by the Mountain Stage band. Host Larry Groce notes a highlight of the performance: Allison's original, "Gettin' There," which features the refrain, "I'm not downhearted, but I'm gettin' there."

Set List

  • "City Home"
  • "If You're Going to the City"
  • "Gettin' There"
  • "Your Mind is on Vacation"
  • "Everybody Cryin' Mercy"
  • "Hey, Good Lookin'"
  • "You Are My Sunshine"
  • "I Love the Life I Live (I Live the Life I Love)"
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