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The Toy Sessions Team Up with Save the Children

With all the sessions that you can find online, the Toy Sessions stand out for their creativity and their charitable cause.

Since June of this year, Save the Children has been working with the Toy Sessions to collect donations for “Todos Contamos”, (which in English means “we all count”), a project that aims to stop infant mortality in developing countries. The Toy Sessions are filmed at important music festivals of Spain, like Festimad and FIB. Besides featuring Spanish speaking artists, like Alejandro Sanz, Vetusta Morla and Francisca Valenzuela, they also include international popular acts like Elbow and The Go! Team. Each of these musicians, performs a song with toy instruments dedicated to the children, helping to spread the word of this project.

Below, you can watch Elbow playing "Grounds for Divorce".

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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