Akiko Miyakoshi: Pure Magic

In this installment, JULES waxes properly rhapsodic about author-illustrator AKIKO MIYAKOSHI's new book, THE TEA PARTY IN THE WOODS: 'The visuals are pure magic.'

For All He Gave, and For Giving His All

An in-depth tribute to one of the finest singers-songwriters-guitarists-producers of his time, JOE SOUTH, who died of a heart attack on September 5. He always said what he meant and meant what he said. Yeah!


Feeling the Spirit, Orcas Circle Ferry as It Carries Native Artifacts to Ancestral Home

When a ferry showed up in Puget Sound carrying Native artifacts to the Burke Museum in Seattle, nearly three dozen orcas escorted it safely to the terminal. Coincidence, or feeling the spirit?

‘A Man to Evoke Respect and Love Under All Conditions’

From his 1899 book FAMOUS VIOLINISTS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY, HENRY C. LAHEE offers a balanced profile of Norway's violin virtuoso OLE BULL, replete with musical excerpts.


You Can Get Anything You Want (including Alice) from Arlo This Month

ARLO GUTHRIE is delightfully omnipresent in November, with a PBS broadcast of his 50th anniversary 'Alice's Restaurant' show and a new children's book to boot.

The Cowboy Rides Away

It is the misfortune of Lloyd Estel Copas to be better remembered for how and with whom he died than for the wonderful music he made as Cowboy Copas, in which guise he was a dominant presence on the country charts from 1946 to ...


‘Isn’t That a Lovely Thing?’

From his 1960 book MY FATHER, CHARLIE CHAPLIN, JR. remembers his father's 'ruthless determination for perfection' and its effect on the family when Chaplin pere was writing 'MODERN TIMES'

Softly, As She Leaves Us

Style and Substance: Remembering EYDIE GORME + a potpourri of her essential recordings


Serena Matthews Does ‘Moon River’

Deep Roots fave SERENA MATTHEWS kicked off the new year by sending us her distinctive take on Johnny Mercer's classic 'Moon River,' a beautiful version that brooks favorable comparison to Audrey Hepburn's original. You heard i...

Rewarding and Unpredictable: An Appreciation of Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

ELLIOTT CARTER: AN APPRECIATION--America's greatest living composer died on November 5 at the age of 103. Herewith an appreciation of this visionary's rewarding and unpredictable music.