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Thoughts on Passover

In 'Thoughts on Passover,' RABBIE STEPHEN LEWIS FUCHS reflects on this sacred occasion as a time 'to work for the day when all people everywhere are free of Pharaoh-like bondage and able to practice their religion freely.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Top of the World, Ma! (The Best Albums of 2014)

The Deep Roots ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2014 selections honor the artistry of ROSANNE CASH, SEAN COSTELLO, LISA MILLS, PETER ROWAN and JESSE WINCHESTER.
by David McGee
 

 

 

In the Mist of a Memory

86-year-old BOYD LEE DUNLOP survives a near-fatal heart attack to triumph on his second album, THE LAKE REFLECTIONS, a collection of solo piano improvisations.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Beach Girls and The Monster (1965)

A lost beach classic is headlining at Deep Roots Theater: THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER, with music by Frank Sinatra Jr. Also: Felix the Cat in 'April Maze' (1930)
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Speak Less, But Let Each Note Come From The Soul’

On its eponymous debut album Bolo Bolo makes the connections between different cultures and traditions and forges them into something new
by David McGee
 

 
 

How to Win Charts and Alienate People

In this two-part excerpt from his memoir, JUST REMEMBER: FIELD NOTES FROM A MUSIC BIZ LIFE, MICHAEL SIGMAN recalls the fallout from Record World's decision to publish sales-based charts, and how The Who changed the magazine's f...
by David McGee
 

 

 

ROCK, ROCK, ROCK! (1956)

ROCK, ROCK, ROCK! Yes, it has Cirino & the Bowties but it also has CHUCK BERRY, LAVERN BAKER, THE FLAMINGOS and other '50s greats, plus TEDDY RANDAZZO and, in her first film, 13-year-old TUESDAY WELD
by David McGee
 

 
 

Border Crossing, In Spite of It All

Can music help to break down the very borders Brexit seeks to impose? Herein, perhaps, is one answer, as artists from across Europe speak a common language about the human condition that politics cannot put asunder.
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
 

 
 

Walking, Fully Walking, in Life

I not only saw, heard and touched “nature,” I even tasted it. It “tastes” beautiful. And I feel “rich.”
by David McGee