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Love, Lost And Found: "Things Just Fell Into Place"

Old high school sweethearts just happened to find each other on social media at the right time. Like a Cinderella story with a modern twist, the two reunite decades later.

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Genya Ravan, 'Rock And Roll Refugee,' Has Stories To Fill Two Lifetimes

Ravan came to the U.S. as a refugee of postwar Europe, learned English listening to the radio and, before long, heard herself on it. Her life in pop and rock is the subject of a new off-Broadway show.

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This Valentine's Day, if you're feeling lonely, just remember: It could be worse. You could be the protagonist in a "splatter platter" love song — and, you know, probably dead already. iStockphoto hide caption

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