by | Mar 6, 2018

Let’s think about how we would answer this question. Maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda for his marvelous, creative, catchy musical Hamilton with…

by | Mar 2, 2018

The Muse has descended on the curriculum developers at Columbia University: they have designed a class entitled Pop and Social…

by | Feb 13, 2018

Richard Wagner’s music is an acquired taste. A more difficult acquisition than most. I’ll admit to being much attracted to Mark Twain’s sarcastic take, which was (relying on my memory here, so I may not have the exact quote): “Wagner’s music is a lot better than it sounds.” Just so.

by | Feb 7, 2018

February 7 starts National Marriage Week. I propose that, in conjunction with this annual event, we identify, and create, music…

by | Dec 19, 2017

In mid-October, the “Rap God” Eminem released a freestyle rap dissing Donald Trump, calling him and all of his supporters…

by | Apr 5, 2017

Today, “more than 100 accomplished music creators” are in the nation’s capital for the annual “Grammys on the Hill.” But…

by | Jan 6, 2017

For those who aren’t in the know, Coachella is a trendy music festival. Via Wikipedia: The Coachella Valley Music and…

by | Dec 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. To salve the briny wounds, the left will have a winner, dammit. They will have…

by | Aug 13, 2016

Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough passed away of complications of dementia on Thursday. He was 86. Yarbrough was drawn to folk…

by | Jul 26, 2016

I do wonder why he sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” instead of “America” which had been used in one of…

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