Category Archives: The Arts

Sgt. Pepper: Why So Popular?

By 1966, The Beatles were tired of touring and the quality of their musicianship had deteriorated. During a performance in Japan, their audience was polite and restrained. The Fab Four could hear their own voices as they performed, a rareity. … Continue reading

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Thank You, Chuck Berry

  Chuck Berry is born: 10/18/26. Married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs in 1948; were married 68 years. Chuck Berry: “It amazes me when I hear people say ‘I want to go out and find out who I am.’ I always knew … Continue reading

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A Photographer’s Work

  Think of a famous photographer. Who is it? Ansel Adams? Robert Capa? Henri Cartier-Bresson? Gordon Parks? Someone else famous who leaps to mind (eg, Eisenstaedt, Steichen, Stieglitz, Weston)? What do they have in common? They are all men. Now, … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller to Lady Gaga

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. The first music I heard came from Big Bands’ tunes being playing on 78 records. They reminded my parents of the music they danced to in their youth. There were many bands, … Continue reading

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December Departures

Zsa Zsa Gabor: A Famous Person I have written two previous articles describing important contributions made by people who died in 2016. (“A Final Thank You, Parts 1 and 2”, 12/10/16 and 12/18/16) The individuals I mentioned died between January … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Times

Good-bye Charles Dickens wrote “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. His book began with these famous words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” As I thought back on the events of 2016, I … Continue reading

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THE NAME GAME

Can you name this man? This game is quick, simple, and enjoyable. If given a few clues, can you guess the names of two famous people? Remember: the LAST name of one famous person will always be the FIRST name … Continue reading

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