Music critics are misleading you. Their lists are cataloged lies. The greatest single of all time is not "Fight the Power," or "Love Will Tear Us Apart," or "Johnny B. Goode," or "Anarchy in the U.K.," or "Billie Jean." The deception is strategic; uncovering the truth would only upset their caref ... More >>
You Know You Want This, Oakland: Shawn Colvin Earlier this week I wrote about discovering that Oakland's Art & Soul Festival--which happens August 15 & 16--had managed to almost completely ignore the youthful 16-35 demographic with its bookings for this year. There's no live hip-hop, ind ... More >>
EKAphotographyOverlooked: The Real Tom Thunder Yesterday, ASD reported that Oakland's venerable Art & Soul festival, which offers two days of musical performances from gospel, Latin, R&B, blues and jazz artists--many of them local--had somehow neglected to book any live hip-hop acts. App ... More >>
An engaging piece of musical theater gives up halfway through
Lonely Runs Both Ways
Songs From an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA
Who really played behind Vince Guaraldi on the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas?
Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you