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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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Master Class: “The More I Learn, The Less I Know” –
George Harrison’s Best Songs with The Beatles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Last week marked the occasion of what would have been George Harrison’s 71st birthday. In commemoration, I have compiled two lists of his greatest songs


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A Wish – Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness Illuminate Love

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness create the kind of kismet collaboration worthy of becoming classic.Titled for the deft, relatively unknown “A Wish”: Though there’ll be



WAT’s Proust Questionnaire: Violeta Edelman –
The Sweet Story of Dolcezza’s Gelati and Sorbetti

Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Georgia-native Robb Duncan met his Argentine wife, Violeta Edelman, while sailing down the Amazon. As one romance bloomed in South America, another emerged from a


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John Pizzarelli’s Got the “World on a String”
With His Sentimental Musical Memoir

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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This holiday, it seems like every actor, musician, or chef is coming out with a new book just in time for the holidays. Whether it’s


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The Magical Mystery Tour Is Waiting to Take You Away

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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“When a man buys a ticket for a magical mystery tour… He knows what to expect. We guarantee him the trip of a lifetime.” So


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Master Class: Paul & Linda McCartney: Ram (1971)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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Discussions of The Beatles’ solo careers have a tendency to get heated quickly, at least if I’m ever involved. I have a hard time respecting


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Master Class: Cheap Trick – The First Five Albums

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Time seems to be an impartial judge with many artists, giving recognition to those who have earned it, and allowing the ones who weren’t that