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The Baton and the Jackboot - Then and Now

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Berta Geissmar was a doctor of philosophy, a musician, and an author. The poignant image she creates of Germany before National Socialism is one where culture and, in particular music, was absolutely at the forefront of life.

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

Truth to Power

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The other night I heard a work that I had not come across for many years. It was a big symphonic piece that lasts about 30 minutes by the German co...

A Celebration of George Duke, a Great Musician and Good Guy

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

George Duke was then Zappa's keyboardist, an integral part of the band: a good looking, sturdily built guy with a most genial manner. He seemed to like me; he'd nod at me and tell me about the "fine doobie" he had, and lead me to his van parked in the alley behind the rehearsal space.

A Deep Melancholy That's Not Just Personal

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

A couple of days ago I was in a deeply melancholic state because of various personal struggles, including health and financial issues and an ex-wife I still love, but it all is leavened with the sense that as one approaches the end of life, the world becomes a much more apocalyptical place.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Jimmy Cliff Song: Sitting in Limbo Album: Anthology Genre: Reggae Buy: iTunes.com Don Gibson Song: Give Myself a P...