Philip Van Doren Stern was a 20th-century historian and editor who
compiled short story collections and worked with the letters of such giants as
Lincoln, Poe and Thoreau. He also wrote a 4,000-word short story called
Dale Kuntz has long been Milwaukee's genial advocate of classic Hollywood. If Ted Turner had gotten wind of him, this charmingly garrulous gentleman might have been auditioned as a host on TCM, but instead he has remained a local...
Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski might not have had much patience for them, but that the beloved Coen brothers character at odds with many Americans. After all these years, The Eagles 1976 greatest hits compilation is still the single best selling record in the history of the country—a statistic that to this day confounds music fans born after, well, 1976. Buoyed by their never-ending play on classic-rock radio, The Eagles...
Although their horn-laden brand of jazz-rock was pretty easy going, Blood, Sweat and Tears christened themselves with one of the most deceptively intense band names in rock ’n’ roll. Now in its 40th year, the group is still touring furiously, albeit with very, very few of the members who made up its original . . .
Fans of gumbo jam band Little Feat, the unlikely result of Lowell George being fired from Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention back in 1969, will flock to Join the Band, a combination "greatest hits" and "best friends" release. Produced by Jimmy Buffett, the 14-track CD featured Buffett . . .
They may come from present-day Philadelphia, but you could be forgiven for mistaking Fern Knight for a late-’60s British folk revival band. Warbly hints of psychedelia and electronic phasing mingle with gossamer, pastoral melodies played on harp and cello along with guitar and violin. At the heart of the . . .
How many more greatest-hits packages can be culled from Frank Sinatra’s catalog? The latest features crisp masters of nearly two-dozen recordings from the final segment of his recording career, when he was both mogul and star of Reprise Records. It’s great stuff to have on disc, assuming you don’t already own . . .
Johnny Mathis has sold over 350 million records and released over 70 charting albums. Of course, a younger generation will be surprised to learn that the legendary pop/jazz crooner is still even alive, but Mathis has stayed active, doing about 50 performances a year and recording when he has the time. His most . . .