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Forty Years of Rochester Folk

Last night, Rochester’s Golden Link Folk Singing Society (http://www.goldenlink.org) celebrated its 40th birthday with a “Presidents’ Concert”. The club began in 1971, in the waning days of the folk music boom, as a group of stalwart music lovers began to … Continue reading

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Watch out, Seiji Ozawa…

Here’s an amazing video of a 3-year old conducting Beethoven’s Fifth in his playroom. Hilarious, but also prodigal. Watch till the very last note for a smile. http://www2.choralnet.org/268945.html

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A Long Overdue Honor

In their infinite wisdom, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will soon be inducting one of my favorite songwriters: Tom Waits. One of the most versatile un-pigeonholeable writers out there, Waits has a four-decade career of pushing the envelope–musically … Continue reading

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Life Is Beautiful

This 12 minute video is the story of the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, playing the piano at age 106 and celebrating life. http://www.youtube.com/user/AliceTheFilm “Only when we are so old, only are we aware of the beauty of life.” – Alice

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Lili Marlene

“The power of music”…

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From Bad Breath to the Bouncing Ball

“Be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck may be somebody’s mother…” Remembering Rochester native Mitch Miller (1911 – 2010), born on the Fourth of July, who died Saturday after a very brief illness, at the ripe old age … Continue reading

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Further Musings on Ringo and the Lads…

Random thoughts from my elementary school years as a young “Beatlemaniac”: I seem to recall that he got nicknamed “Ringo” due to his propensity to wear jewelry (i.e., rings). By the time The Beatles debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show, … Continue reading

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