by D. M. Giangreco
While many features on Altamont’s 50th anniversary will focus on the violence, I’ll always remember what happened after the bleeding stopped: the chaos of broken promises and what the willing volunteers--- unsupported and unknown --- ultimately accomplished there.
by Paige Morse
Music listeners must understand the music industry's past to appreciate the convenience and affordability of today's streaming platforms.
SOURCE: NY Times
September 27, 2019
by Gabrielle Cornish
Interest is building in Galina Ustvolskaya, the reclusive Russian composer born 100 years ago whose nickname was “the lady with the hammer.”
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Jason C. Bivins
When three historically African American churches were burned downrecently in southern Louisiana, it evoked memories of the violence of the civil rights era.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
For a while during his captivity, jazz kept Eric Vogel, a Jewish Czech trumpeter, useful to the Nazis—and therefore alive.
by Bruce Chadwick
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, is out and out hit, and a great window on entertainment history.
by Bruce Chadwick
As the song goes, rock and roll is here to stay.
SOURCE: The Saturday Evening Post
George Gershwin and Paul Whiteman introduced jazz to a classical audience.
SOURCE: Wisconsin State Journal
One thing that’s not disputed about Frank Lloyd Wright’s father is this: He loved music.Long portrayed as a distant parent and meager breadwinner who abandoned the family when Frank was 17, the senior Wright emerges as a much different character — a cultured and exuberantly creative man who lived a life in music — in the new CD, “The Music of William C. Wright.”Produced by Oak Park, Ill., music historian and architecture fan David Patterson, the 72-minute CD features pieces composed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in a musical career that spanned the second half of the 19th century. Many of those years were spent in Wisconsin, including Madison and Frank’s birthplace of Richland Center...
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