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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcXvFFy2lzg Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition . Holiday Spirits Raise a glass to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. In the spirit of the holiday season, he decided to spread some Christmas cheer. Miller gave every member in the AFC West a bottle of wine, Morning Edition host Rachel Martin said on Tuesday. Each bottle of a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon came with a thank you note that read, "It's an...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmerVK8wobk Earlier this year, Jack White released the self-explanatorily titled Jack White Acoustic Recordings: 1998-2016 , which highlighted the White Stripes star's unplugged side. On Tuesday, it even scored him a Grammy nomination, to go with the two he received for his work on Beyoncé 's Lemonade . So it only makes sense that White would continue to unveil acoustic performances. Here, with the help of a slimmed-down band — mandolinist Lillie Mae, fiddler...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nyt57LxWy8 Greg Lake passed away Wednesday at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. In his heyday, he had a monumental voice. It sat staunch atop the frenetic keyboards of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Keith Emerson (who took his own life earlier this year) and managed a delicate balance in the surreal, uncharted territory of those first two King Crimson records back in 1969 and 1970. Those albums grew out of the imaginings of his mate from Dorset, England,...

The BOTS Act of 2016 is now on its way to President Obama's desk, after both houses of Congress approved the legislation that seeks to widen access to online ticket sales and foil scalpers who try to corner the market. The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people; it targets software that routinely defeats attempts by venues to try to limit the number of tickets one buyer can purchase. The full name of the legislation is the Better Online...

In 1938, Ella Fitzgerald sang her first big hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," for a national audience on CBS Radio. Now, a global audience has access to this performance again — thanks to the discovery and restoration of the Savory Collection, a legendary private trove of nearly 1,000 recordings that haven't been heard by the general public since the 1930s. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired them in 2010, and today they're beginning to make their way to a new generation of jazz fans. It's...

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