Music

Throw a 1950s Rock ‘N’ Roll Party

Many of my aunts and uncles were teenagers in the 1950s. As a kid, I would be around their teen gatherings at soda shops...

Poetic Verse of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (1934- 2016) of Canada was one of the best singer-songwriters of recent years. He was a prolific poet, novelist, songwriter, and singer....

Respect (2021): A Thorough Homage To Aretha Franklin

I’m no filmmaker, but I imagine putting together a biopic for a well-loved celebrity is like walking on thin ice. Audiences go into theaters...

Jazz Meets Sondheim – Part Two

Pretty Women From Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd is a dark comedy with aspects of horror that opened on Broadway in 1979 and won eight Tonys....

Jazz At Massey Hall Album

What Down Beat Magazine calls “the greatest jazz concert ever”, performed by a quintet of legendary all stars. On May 15, 1953 the quintet...

Jazz, Blues, & Alternate View – Part 3

Niecie Queen of the Hill album Ride the Tiger Records Detroit, Michigan born and bred singer-songwriter Niecie has always injected a hefty amount of blues and R&B...

Roasting Rock Stars In Their 70’s

This blog is intended to be tongue-in-cheek and light hearted, if you are offended, oh well… We celebrate The 70’s Club – aging rock ‘n’...

Classical & Jazz TV

Classical and jazz music is less common on network and cable TV as it us to be. Denying performing arts broadcast coverage is a...

My ‘Interview’ With Elmore Leonard

I was a bit anxious, sitting at the bar in Forte a very nice restaurant in Birmingham, Michigan. Elmore ‘Dutch’ Leonard had asked me...

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