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‘It’s Just Like An Unfinished Diamond’

You know the legend. Here's our Listener's Guide to the essential Little Richard on record.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Musical Memories

From his MUSICAL MEMORIES memoir, CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS reflects on the legacy and standing of his Romantic-era contemporary, M. JULES MASSENET
by David McGee
 

 

 

In Praise of the Torch Holder

In his second solo outing, JUNIOR SISK honors Polonius's advice: "To thine own self be true." In doing so, he creates a traditional bluegrass gem in LOAD THE WAGON.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Recovered: The Music of Monteverdi’s Teacher

Not just Monteverdi's teacher: the CHOIR OF GIRTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, explores the sacred music of MARC'ANTONIO INGEGNERI. ROBERT HUGILL reviews.
by David McGee
 

 

 

In The Woods, In the Illustrator’s Eyes

IN THE WOODS, DAVID ELLIOTT's poetry collection that explores 15 creatures in their woodland habitats, is beautifully illustrated by ROB DUNLAVEY, who discussed the project with JULES.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Pandemic Passover: A Moment of Rupture May Lead to a New Path

RABBI MICHAEL ROTHBAUM, reflecting on Passover's history of being recreated in 'inhospitable worlds of exile,' sees the traditional as having lessons to teach a COVID-19 planet.
by David McGee
 

 

 

BOB MAROVICH’S GOSPEL PICKS

In BOB MAROVICH's spotlight this month: bridges over troubled waters from ISAAC CARREE, MICHELLE DAVID, MIGHTY MEN OF FAITH, JOHN LEE HOOKER JR. and THE LEGENDARY BEYONS.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Updike at Easter, 2020–The Pandemic Edition

The Pandemic Edition of our annual Updike at Easter feature is comprised of 'greatest hits' from Easters past, in hopes of bringing some comfort in trying times.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Whale Breaches, Nearly Hits Kayakers, Film At 11

So you're kayaking along, and suddenly a humpback whale shoots up out of the water and breaches on top of you. The Whale Detective, aka TOM MUSTILL, lived it, made a film of it and has some insights into whale sensibility.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Going to the Head of the Traditional Class

Staunch traditionalist with a honky-tonk bent, the PO' RAMBLIN' BOYS are set to go to the head of the traditionalist class with their Rounder debut, TOILS, TEARS AND TROUBLE
by David McGee