Words and Music
Observations and opinions essayed in pursuit of a sensibly cultured life.
Monday, June 07, 2021
The Louis Armstrong Legacy
MOSAIC RECORDS, that scrappy little jazz-reissue house that specializes in offering handsome, thorough, excellently remastered sets, has bee...
Friday, June 04, 2021
Ballet Gets Modern
From the Terpsichorean Vault Dept .: No ballet at the Saratoga Performance Arts Center this summer, and I fear we’re getting accustomed to ...
Monday, May 31, 2021
From the Classical Vault Dept. : It was a rare treat to see and hear the Golub-Kaplan-Carr trio perform in 1984. They were a top-notch group...
Friday, May 28, 2021
From the Tech Vault Dept. : Here’s another tech oldie, my how-to about compiling a videotape from your existing footage by using a 1994 soft...
Monday, May 24, 2021
The Nominalization of Barbecue
From the Culinary Vault Dept .: Twenty years ago I was well into a barbecue craze that had me buying a succession of smokers and perfecting ...
Friday, May 21, 2021
Sweet Soldierly Stuff
From the Operetta Vault Dept. : Looks like the Bard Summerscape Festival will be back on its feet this summer (2021), and I look forward to ...
Monday, May 17, 2021
Are You Going to Finish That?
FIRST THERE’S A SMALL SENSE OF BETRAYAL. Mark Bittman’s cookbooks are reliable foundational items for any culinary collection, offering sati...
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