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Twelve Great Travel Tunes

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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Ah, January. The time of year when everyone goes out of town, (or at least wants to) and catch a break from the post-holiday winter

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Master Class: The Art of Dying
George Harrison’s Best Solo Songs

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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The reasons for The Beatles’ break-up were legion. During the sessions for The White Album, after learning Paul McCartney was playing the drums on his

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New American Cuisine in a Landmarked Townhouse

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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De Santos restaurant is housed in a charming, Landmarked, mid-19th Century West Village townhouse with a rakish history. The building has always been a gathering place

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Cloud Atlas – A Beautiful and Optimistic Message
Told in Six Segments Through Time

Friday, October 26th, 2012
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“Look out, kid, it’s something you did, God knows when, but you’re doing it again…” Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” In what may be the

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Andy Warhol’s Film, Chelsea Girls
A Fundraiser to Save the Landmark Hotel

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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As part of a larger effort to raise money for the distinguished Chelsea Hotel that constantly faces demolition and evictions, Raymond Foye, an independent curator,

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Neil Young—Music Straight from the Heart

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Some artists are easy to peg down: Bob Dylan is a folk singer, Bruce Springsteen is a rock and roller, James Brown is the godfather

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On Mainstream Complacency and the Need for Gaga

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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Two of my colleagues at the college newspaper I write for submitted articles this week that both posit and argue the same point: that popular

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Master Class: Chuck Berry

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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“If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” The above quote from John Lennon sums up Chuck

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