We owe Lincoln Center's annual festival focusing on the works of Mozart in part to Sinatra. It all goes back over 40 years to a time when Philharmonic Hall (as it was then called) was new and prestigious.
It was only natural that I read Barbara Sinatra's memoir, Lady Blue Eyes, published recently. How could I not? After all, I had spent four years researching and writing a biography of her husband in 1986.
Borgnine spoke to me primarily about portraying a retired World War II Marine in Another Harvest Moon -- it's obvious the jovial actor had to use all the talent he has to be convincing as a fellow at the end of his rope.
Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.
Serious Sinatraphiles need to buy Ring-A-Ding Ding! again, no matter how many times they've bought it before. Why? A 50-year-old screwup that's dogged every release of the album has finally been fixed.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.
True confession: baseball was my first love. Soon, like the American male I am, I cheated and fell hard for music. But on this shiny opening day, here's a playlist that puts my first two passions together.