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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Chillable Red Wines

It’s finally summer and there is nothing more satisfying than gulping down a cool glass of wine on a hot day. While white wine...

The Literary Hill

Traveling on His Stomach Next time you dip into some guacamole, you might want to give a nod to David Fairchild. The intrepid botanist dangled...

Liz Brasher Has Paid Her Dues

Liz Brasher has a gospel soul and a rock and roll heart, along with a voice that can light up a torch song or...

At the Movies: On British shores and on British sets

‘On Chesil Beach’ British writer Ian McEwan is the author of more than a dozen accomplished novels in the last 25 years and has had...

Another Chapter in African-American Music

As a co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons helped change mainstream notions about old-time music, by highlighting the tradition of...

Night Riots and Silent Rival Rage

June 10’s pairing of San Luis Obispo, California alt rockers, Night Riots, with LA’s up-and-coming Silent Rival is sure to be an energetic, immersive,...

Peru Is More Than Machu Picchu

Returning from Peru I was peppered with: “How was Machu Picchu?” I was apologetic in my answer. “I’m sorry, I don’t know. I didn’t...

Artist Rayhart Paints When Inspiration Comes

When I take a photograph of artist Rayhart on my phone’s camera, he asks to see it first. He takes the phone and adjusts...

Botticelli in the Fire Is a 15th Century Extravaganza

As the house lights dim, and a typical recording begins, reminding the audience to turn off their cellphone, a man walks to the stage...

Chuck Hawthorne Shows His American Roots

What if the soul of Townes Van Zandt found expression in the songwriting genius of Guy Clark? What if that expression was delivered, replete...