Category Archives: music

All That Glitters

Audrey Hepburn will always be one of my favorite actresses.  Her grace, beauty, and acting – especially her comedic roles – combined for an enchanting big-screen presence.  I’ve only seen a handful of her movies but it didn’t take many … Continue reading

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Band of the Leader

Last week at church I was pleasantly surprised to see a brass quintet accompanying the organist.  Trumpets, tubas and French horns are typically reserved for the Christmas season services but there they were – a small group of our members … Continue reading

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Hooked on Classics

If I am to believe certain lists, there are over forty different genres of music in the world today. The more common ones come to mind quickly: “Rock”, “Pop”, “Hip-Hop”. But now we have “Industrial” and “Tex-Mex” as well.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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Humble and Kind

This week’s list of “Hot Country Songs” – according to Billboard – includes Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind; an easy waltz with timeless lyrics. A glance at other songs on the list finds the more typical topics of country music: … Continue reading

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Practice-Makes-Perfect Memories

Classical music has been one of my constant companions since childhood. Piano lessons initially mandated by my parents (but ultimately demanded by me) cemented a love for the timeless sonatas and symphonies of the master composers.  I built up a … Continue reading

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abstruse

You’re probably typing on your keyboard as you read this.  But imagine you have a handwritten document sitting upright in front of you and you’re simply copying the words one keystroke at a time.  Now imagine you have several keyboards … Continue reading

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