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A Lake Michigan Vacation -- Almost May. 25, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman When Norbert Blei wrote his most famous book, "Meditations on a Small Lake," he wa... Read More

Elvis Still Lives in Palm Springs Apr. 28, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman To track down Elvis Presley in Palm Springs, California, I first visited Donna Lor... Read More

Follow James Agee's Footsteps Through Knoxville Mar. 02, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Death in the Family," begins in narrative... Read More

Trace Civil Rights History in Birmingham Feb. 10, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman In the course of working with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Beverly Lee of the Shire... Read More

Come to Muscle Shoals for the Music Feb. 09, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers. And they've been known to pick a song or ... Read More

Love Country Music? Visit Bristol, Tennessee Jan. 20, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman A while back I was in a Nashville recording studio chatting with Carl Jackson, a G... Read More

Southern States Offer Thunder Road Sites Jan. 19, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The house manager of the beautifully restored movie palace, the Paramount, in Bris... Read More

A Stop in Literary Asheville Oct. 21, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman I had been interested in visiting the Appalachian community of Black Mountain, Nor... Read More

Finding Tom Dooley in Wilkesboro, N.C. Oct. 20, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Back in 1958, the Kingston Trio released the song "Tom Dooley," which went on to b... Read More

Poetry and Natural Beauty on the Island of Guadeloupe Sep. 08, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman As my wife and I stood at the edge of the Guadeloupe rainforest contemplating the ... Read More

Munch's Work Lives on in Norway May. 20, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman I don't recall Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writing one of his Sherlock Holmes stories... Read More

Munch's Work Lives on in Norway May. 19, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Edvard Munch was eluding me. While I was in Oslo, I thought I would seek out Norwa... Read More

Plan to Get Off the Train in Flam, Norway May. 06, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman Probably the best disaster movie in the past decade was not American but Norwegia... Read More

Grieg's Norway Home Is a Must for Musicians May. 05, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman It was a dark and gloomy day with rain periodically blowing in sheets across the c... Read More

Take a Nostalgic Trip to 'River City' Mar. 04, 2018

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By Steve Bergsman At the turn of the 20th century, Mason City was a powerful commercial center and f... Read More

Montreal Remembers Leonard Cohen Nov. 26, 2017

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ATTENTION TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING IS A REVISED AND CORRECTED VERSION OF A PREVIO... Read More

The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Celebrates Music Oct. 22, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Of all the buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, probably ... Read More

Wind up the Season in Door County, Wisconsin Sep. 10, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman The "poppy-folk" duo was called Future Stuff, and they were performing at the band... Read More

Find Rock and Blues on the Tina Turner Highway Sep. 03, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman Tina Turner didn't write many songs, but there was one of which she was particular... Read More

Literary History Is on Display in Dublin, Ireland Jun. 11, 2017

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By Steve Bergsman The Hotel REU Plaza the Gresham was once the grande dame of accommodations in Dubl... Read More