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Remix box set, book, films offer deep dive into John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

After the Beatles formally disbanded in 1970, John Lennon wowed critics with his inaugural post-Beatles solo album, “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.” But it took that album’s successor, “Imagine,” to capture the public’s affection in a major way with a more broadly accessible work that became the first of his three solo efforts to top Billboard’s national album sales chart, reaching No. 1 in October 1971. In conjunction with the 78th anniversary of Lennon’s birth on Oct. 9, 1940, his widow, Yoko Ono, has overseen production of an immersive six-disc box set, “Imagine – The Ultimate Collection,” slated for Oct. 5 release and encompassing 140 tracks, a majority of them never officially released.

MAC’s Big Band Bash pays tribute to Natatorium Park

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11 a.m.

Saturday night, commemorating 50 years since the closing of Natatorium Park, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is hosting a 1930s and ’40s themed party to help locals remember the amusement park’s heyday. “Nat Park,” the original home of the Looff Carousel which now entertains visitors of Riverfront Park, was fully dismantled in 1968.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.