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‘What a Hero’: ALS Claims Guitarist ‘Dangerous’ Dan Toler, 64

A versatile, distinctive Southern rock guitarist, Dangerous Dan Toler succumbed to Lou Gehrig's Disease on Feb. 25. 'He really showed people how to live,' said his friend Bonnie Bramlett.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Enigma Variations: Living with Lawrence

December 2012 was the 50th anniversary of David Lean's epic, Academy Award winning Lawrence of Arabia. Contributing editor Christopher Hill was nine when he first saw the movie. Herein he reflects on that life altering event.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Spiritual Side Of The Singer’s Art

An interview with opera singer MORGAN KINGSTON, circa 1917, in which he holds forth on 'The Spiritual Side of the Singer's Art'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bluegrass Cum Laude, And Then Some

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER begin 2015 with honors with bluegrass cum laude on IN SESSION. Highest honors here, and well earned.
by David McGee
 

 

 

It’s Life, Y’know

It's the centennial year of MUDDY WATERS's birth, and two new tributes mark that special occasion: MUDDY WATERS 100, featuring contemporary Muddy acolytes, and the DVD, BLUES SUMMIT IN CHICAGO, 1974
by David McGee
 

 
 

From the Desk of Intern Susan:

The story of JEMMY BUTTON, one of the oddest true tales of the 19th century, is the subject of a new children's book. Co-illustrator JENNIFER UMAN discusses the work.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Gospel News & Notes – May 2013

A star-studded lineup led by SMOKEY NORFUL and VICKIE WINANS heads the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival on June 20-23. This year's theme: 'The Year of the Choir.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Marianne Dubuc and the Art of Silence

In her new book The Lion and The Bird, author-illustrator MARIANNE DUBUC invites young readers into her tale by means of 'interrupted silence, not rushing the story, letting it breathe.' JULES explains further.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bringing a Giant’s Music Ministry to a New Generation

When Grammy winning gospel artist MYRON BUTLER decided to honor the songs of the towering ANDRAE' CROUCH, he wound up, in MY TRIBUTE, with one of the most moving albums of the year. Interview by BOB MAROVICH .
by David McGee
 

 
 

THE DARK CORNER

First-class film noir here starring LUCILLE BALLS, CLIFTON WEBB, MARK STEVENS and WILLIAM BENDIX, directed by HENRY HATHAWAY. Also: the debut of HECKLE AND JECKLE in THE TALKING MAGPIES.
by David McGee