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WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Allison Daugherty –
Talented Actress with a Magical Voice

Friday, January 17th, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

Even if you haven’t seen Allison Daugherty on stage, you might have heard her voice in TV commercials (Royal Caribbean, American Express, L’Oreal, 3M, and


Marissa with Ritt Henn on bass

Tom…In His Own Words: The Songs of Tom Waits – Stunning

Friday, November 1st, 2013
by on Playing Around

I think of Tom Waits (writer/performer/actor) as a doleful poet with insight, honesty, and leathery, alcohol-infused tone; an off-road raconteur, banged up and raw, but


Judith and Co.

20 Feet from Stardom – You’re Only
As Good As Your Back-up

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
by on Playing Around

It’s a bit of a walk…that walk to the front is complicated. So says Bruce Springsteen in the opening sequence of Morgan Neville (director of


St. Patrick's

A Christmas Greeting from a Rock Legend

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
by on Living Around

“Twas was the night before the night before Christmas in 2004 when I nearly knocked over Bruce Springsteen’s son walking through the church door.” My husband,


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Drink In These Coffee Table Books

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
by on Reading Around

My first job in New York was working at a flagship bookstore on Fifth Avenue. This was the place to come to buy the finest,


The musician

Music Makers In Memoirs and Biographies

Friday, November 16th, 2012
by on Reading Around

I know there’s someone on your list who really loves music, be it pop, rock, heavy metal, or jazz. How about gifting a great book


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Ellen Kaye Sings Ice Wine: Songs for Dark Winter Nights

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
by on Playing Around

Ice Wine is purportedly about getting through the long. “tough” winter to hopeful spring. “Sort of from (Woody Allen’s) Love and Death to (Ingmar Bergman’s)


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Gift Books Are The Perfect Presents

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
by on Reading Around

My gift closet is now bulging with Christmas and Hanukah presents for friends and family, but I always have room for a few spectacular gift


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