Category Archives: Music

Lagniappe

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT I will host Music on the Sunny Side on WBRH-FM radio (90.3 FM and WBRH.org).  During the first hour I’ll feature music by some of the greatest male … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

After an absence of a few months, I’m back.  There are many more interesting tidbits about books that I hope to bring you during the coming months.  This initial post is dedicated to Mary Nell. — — — — — … Continue reading

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Music Notes

Why are the various instruments in a symphony orchestra placed where they’re placed?  An article on the WQXR website provides the answer plus some very interesting clips from YouTube – including one featuring Bugs Bunny. — — — — — … Continue reading

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William Faulkner’s The Reivers

The Reivers, which was published in 1962, the same year its author, William Faulkner, died is a coming-of-age story that takes place in northern Mississippi and southern Tennessee in 1905.  It concerns a stolen car, a horse race, and some … Continue reading

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Music Notes

For many years I produced a program called Opera Showcase on WRKF Public Radio here in Baton Rouge.  The local opera lovers who did most of the shows were as knowledgeable about opera as anyone in the United States.  In … Continue reading

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Lagniappe

Who said, “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”?  Mark Twain?  Nope, not according to researcher Garson O’Toole.  Seven years ago Mr. O’Toole started a website called Quote Investigator.  Recently … Continue reading

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Superaging

The New York Times recently ran an article titled “How to Become a ‘Superager.’”  It was written by Lisa Feldman Barrett who is a psychology professor at Northeastern University.  Barrett contends that “superagers” are those who continually push their bodies … Continue reading

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