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music

  • Jazzy sounds from my cousin Sophie

    In my family, you can be a physician or a musician, but you can rarely be both. My cousin Sophie Bourgeois is extraordinary for managing the delicate balancing act of running her…

  • Josephine Baker

    The French embraced jazz music very early. It may have been that there was a direct pipeline from the  cradle of New Orleans to the streets of Paris that allowed the music…

  • Movie Music Prometheus

    Many things annoyed me about the movie Prometheus. In addition to the swiss-cheese plot and irrational scientists the music took me out of the moment. Good movie soundtracks will enhance your experience…

  • Does Dean Pelton raid Prince’s wardrobe?

    Allow me to reflect on the irrepressibly quirky character of Dean Pelton on the TV show, Community. The work of Jim Rash is superb. The similarities between the Dean and (the-artist-formerly-known-as) Prince…

  • Queen of the Night Diana Damrau

    Sing Talking

    Pop singing isn’t really singing. I love pop music, don’t misunderstand me here. I love dancing to pop and playing it in the background at home while I’m doing chores. I love…

  • Wagner, racism, & musical addiction

    I’d heard that the operas of Richard Wagner are addictive, yet I was hesitant about settling in for six hours of Teutonic posturing. I’ll admit that my friend had to convince me…