Tag Archives: music

Mad Music

So, Mad Men has ended with a something of a whimper rather than a big bang.   The series ends with the lives of most of the major characters taking somewhat uncharacteristically positive turns. The one exception was poor January … Continue reading

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Vinyl

Saturday is Record Store Day, an annual event, begun in 2007 to recognize independent record stores around the country.  Instead of downloading a piece of music or ordering a CD from Amazon, some people still get in their cars, drive … Continue reading

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A Southern Life

Hundreds of books have been written about Elvis Presley.  Yes, hundreds.  I’ve read quite a few, including what many consider to be the definite Elvis biography, Peter Guralnick’s two-volume Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. But here are some … Continue reading

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Zombie Empire

Remember  the Sony Pictures hacking scandal a few weeks back? Hackers released a ton of confidential data belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment, including personal information about Sony employees, their salaries and whatnot.  It provided a glimpse of who was doing … Continue reading

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Joe Cocker

Several years ago I was asked to welcome the audience to a Guess Who concert at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  The opening act was Joe Cocker. Waiting to “go on” to delivery my little welcoming speech, I was … Continue reading

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Dawn Sears

Sad to learn of the passing yesterday of Dawn Sears.  Dawn was an established and respected singer in Nashville, a member of the Grammy Award nominated group The Time Jumpers which includes singer/guitarist Vince Gill and her musician husband Kenny … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is?

It’s book report time once again, boys and girls.  The book in question this time is James Gavin’s new biography Is Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee. Full disclosure first.  I have been a Peggy … Continue reading

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Meeting The Beatles

Tomorrow on WDAZ News @10, we’ll introduce you to the Grand Forks native who met The Beatles at the height of their early fame in the summer of 1964.

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Peter, the Wolf & Me

Here’s an idea for your next birthday.  Try to get a symphony orchestra to invite you to narrate Peter & the Wolf.  That’s what I did for my birthday and it was wonderful. It was great fun “working” with guest conductor Beverly Everett, … Continue reading

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Got Tickets?

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony’s Peter & the Wolf Saturday at 3 pm at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.

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