Popular Music, Travel Writing

Peart and Poetry: A Prize Every Time

I previously blogged about the thematic connections between 18th century English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and one of my favorite modern songwriters and composers, Brian Wilson.  I'm fascinated to find that Romantic Age aesthetics and philosophy continue to permeate modern literature and popular music.  In light of my most recent read, I'd like to highlight additional connections… Continue reading Peart and Poetry: A Prize Every Time

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Concerts, Popular Music

2011 Concert Season: Crosby & Nash

Crosby & Nash at Carnegie Library Music Hall Munhall, PA - April 29, 2011 Last Saturday night, our Carnegie Library Music Hall was a very, very, very fine hall, with two folk rock heroes on the stage, and it wasn't hard to hear these veteran musicians put musicians one-third of their age to shame. Their white… Continue reading 2011 Concert Season: Crosby & Nash

American History, Local History, Pennsylvania History, Pop Culture

Movies, Motors & Memories: Pennsylvania’s Drive-In Theaters

Please check out the page I just launched on this site detailing my summer 2009 Pennsylvania drive-in theater exhibit at the Ligonier Valley Library's Pennsylvania Room.  The page includes a virtual tour of the exhibit, plus photos of several Pennsylvania drive-ins that I visited. As a fusion of America’s romances with the motion picture and… Continue reading Movies, Motors & Memories: Pennsylvania’s Drive-In Theaters