Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday morning tunes: The little town blues are melting away

On this date in 1664, New Amsterdam became New York. You can look it up.

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Oddly enough, Peter Stuyvesant, the ousted governor of New Amsterdam -- who did not make it there, as it turned out -- was the character that Walter Huston was playing in “Knickerbocker Holiday,” mentioned briefly in last week's Saturday Morning Tunes. Isn't it amazing when things just come together like that?

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