The Kinks are my favorite band. I am what used to be called (by their lame publicity machine anyway) a "Kink Kook."One of my most indelible musical memories is of seeing/hearing the Kinks. It was sometime in the early 1970s.
For the last five years Tony Sarabia has been rocking Friday night dance parties on WBEZ. Every week on Radio M, Tony scours the corners of the earth – and reads a ton of liner notes - to bring you great global grooves.
Lyric Opera of Chicago today (April 21) named Anthony Freud, 53, as its new general director, effective October 1. The British-born Freud will be only the fourth leader of Lyric Opera in the company’s 58-year history.
Another trove of found footage is behind a new film featuring Vince Guaraldi. His name may ring a bell – and odds are you already know his music. Guaraldi is the man that gave Peanuts a soundtrack. But the jazz pianist had other pursuits as well.
Recently, host Alison Cuddy attended a memorial for someone she considered a friend and mentor. The occasion was sad but as she listened to the service she was moved and intrigued by one of the voices. That voice belonged to Miriam Eskenasy.