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  • Stopping To Reflect On A Snowy Day

    Among twenty snowy mountains, / The only moving thing/ Was the eye of the blackbird. — Wallace Stevens In the second stanza of Connecticut poet Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," Stevens has his narrator say, "I was of...
  • Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

    Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet
    "Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache...
  • REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist

    REVIEW: Jason Isbell reminds Keswick Theater crowd great music, lyrics can co-exist
    In the generations since Bob Dylan melded the lyrical prowess of folk with rock sensibilities, music fans seem to have forgotten, or at least largely ignored, the fact that songs can be both rich literature and great tunes. And that bare and bitter...
  • The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album

    The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album
    Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters. But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
  • New '33 1/3' book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry

    New '33 1/3'  book explores life of mysterious chanteuse Bobbie Gentry
    Love was in the air in the summer of 1967, and it was all over the radio waves as well, from the Doors’ horny exhortation to a love interest in “Light My Fire” to the Beatles’ philosophically minded anthem “All You Need is...
  • Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes

    Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes
    The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006. It made sense at the time — a bluegrass-in-instrumentation-only quintet of top young string virtuosi,...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards

    Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards
    Call them standards if you must — imagine dusty old classics of the so-called Great American Songbook. But as interpreted by Bob Dylan, more accurate is to consider the entirety of "Shadows in the Night" as a gathering of meditations, or a booklet...
  • Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

     Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'
    Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and...
  • Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?

    Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?
    Gil Sandler had his turn ("No ode to Baltimore, ords by Folger McKinsey and music by Emma Hemberger. The song was first performed on Feb. 22, 1916. I learned it in elementary school and it was sung at every school assembly and special program, including...
  • Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse

    Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse
    Looking for free stuff to do this week?   Freebie Spotlight  Free Fridays at the Morse --Free admission to the galleries from 4-8 p.m. on Fridays through  April.  Visit www.morsemuseum.org for more information.   Event/Festival    Central...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...