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Beth Carpenter manages social media for a whole host of fun topics at AARP, including travel, technology, entertainment, and sports.

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Remembering Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go

Posted on 05/17/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from AARP entertainment producer Steve Mencher. Walk by the Washington D. C. Metro station at Gallery Place some evening and you might be lucky enough to see and hear a young percussionist or maybe a band of two or three, banging on white paint buckets suspended on orange traffic cones. Their syncopated rhythms land heavily on the 2 and 4. And the voice and horns that are the imaginary subtext for this simple musical …

AARP at the TV Upfronts: Five Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

Posted on 05/16/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from AARP entertainment writer Austin O’Connor.  Here’s one thing I’ve learned during the first two days of the network upfronts in New York City: Attending these annual glitzed-up PowerPoint presentations — when the nets unveil their upcoming fall lineups to assembled advertisers and brand partners — as a writer for AARP is a little like attending a high school prom as a parent chaperone. Sure, you’re there, but it’s really not about you. See, for …

Impressive Women: 93-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon Lynch

Posted on 05/11/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthShe’ll be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records today, for Mother’s Day, as the oldest living yoga instructor ever.  And if that isn’t neat enough, the woman can turn a sharp boogie: Check out these photos of this amazing yogi in Central Park this week. What’s your Mother’s Day inspiration? Is there someone we should write about? Tell us in the comments!

Meet @J_Dimps, 80-Year-Old Twitter Rockstar

Posted on 05/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyMeet Josephine Lamberti. She’s 80 years old, lives alone on Staten Island, and has a bigger Twitter following than Ed Asner and the founder of Pinterest. (Sorry, guys. We love what you do, though!) We called her up and asked her how this whole thing got started.  How did you get on Twitter? Josie:  Well, my grandson came up with it to keep me company, and he thought of something I would enjoy. Donny, her grandson: Originally I was making these funny …

100 Years Old, Throwing Fenway’s First Pitch…. Twice

Posted on 04/19/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest blog from Austin O’Connor. You can read his full piece on his grandfather here. Well, it happened. He threw the pitch. Twice, actually. After months of training, my grandfather walked out onto the field on a spectacularly sunny afternoon at Fenway Park last Saturday to toss the ceremonial first pitch on his 100th birthday. As the ballpark PA announcer ticked off the highlights of his biography — Bill Hogan, Jr., President of the Boston College class …

How We’ll Remember Dick Clark

Posted on 04/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentFrom the archives, a clip that makes us laugh even while we get all choked up… Dick died earlier today of a heart attack. He was 82. What Dick Clark moments will you remember?