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Shutting the Door on the Open Office Aug. 23, 2018

Work Daze

Be honest — are you overstimulated? I know you're excited to read this week's column, but that... Read More

Old Dirt Jun. 16, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

Mortifyingly satisfying. Those were the words that came to mind as I drove through my old stamping g... Read More

Math, Music and Cosmic Squares May. 07, 2018

Horoscopes by Holiday

Mathematician Joseph Fourier claimed that math, the universal, clear and errorless language, is a "s... Read More

'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers': The Greatest Little Band That's Never Gone Platinum Feb. 02, 2018


I have failed several times to pigeonhole the Avett Brothers for people I think might like them. It'... Read More

Ban It All Oct. 20, 2017

Adriana Cohen

No nation can govern by catering to everyone's feelings. But thanks to political correctness promulg... Read More

Trump Should Take the Rap Oct. 16, 2017

Marc Dion

Despite my age, which is 60, and my wardrobe, which is tweed, plaid and khaki, and my color, which i... Read More

Leaving the Nest Oct. 11, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I need your advice. My very musically gifted high school senior appears to want to go to... Read More

Festival Sighting Jul. 01, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

You have heard of Bigfoot sightings. You know the search continues for the Loch Ness monster. Thousa... Read More

Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do Mar. 02, 2017

Positive Aging

Did you have music lessons when you were a youngster? For most of the last century, it is reported, ... Read More

Differing Tastes Dec. 27, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I've been seeing this woman, "Becky," for six months or so. We met through a mentorship ... Read More

Bob Dylan Cops a Nobel Dec. 08, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — When I heard that Bob Dylan had received the Nobel Prize for literature, I was mi... Read More

The Immortal Voice of Elephants Gerald Nov. 16, 2016

The Word Guy

Mistakes of the ear can bring us cheer! A few days after a music teacher told her students that her ... Read More

Reckoning With Music Jul. 28, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I can't stand R.E.M. (the band, not the sleep cycle). I just never understood their appe... Read More

A Father and Son Find Good Times With Each Other in Nashville Jun. 12, 2016

Travel and Adventure

By Doug Hansen A trip to Nashville provided a welcome solution to a nagging problem that my son and ... Read More

Understanding Millennials May. 24, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

I was amused to read an article in The Wall Street Journal last week about a human-resources consult... Read More

'Eastside Heartbeats' Marks Return to Music of a Sixties Fave May. 10, 2016

Hollywood Exclusive

"Eastside Heartbeats: A New Rock 'N' Roll Musical" has been playing to packed houses in its back-by-... Read More

Songs From the Lobby of Life Dec. 24, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

Yiddish is the language that used to work like magic for the Jews of Europe. You could be from Russi... Read More

Music City Extends Beyond Nashville Jul. 18, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman The country road to Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, a hamlet built along scenic Leiper's... Read More

Music With a Heartbeat Jan. 28, 2015


After analyzing the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, a research team boasting a cardiologist, medical ... Read More


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