The Beatles in Their Prime

This summer, I'm teaching several lecture/demonstration classes on The Beatles, including a five-class course called "The Beatles in Their Prime: Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper,"  at the University of Pittsburgh's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, main campus. While this…

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Quiet Fire - The Music of James Taylor

                                                              Photo/Timothy White


James Taylor is back with an excellent CD of new original material, "Before This World," just released in June. This summer, I'm teaching several lecture/demonstration classes on JT past and present, including a five-class course at the University…Read more

Git Outta Yer Basement!

Nine of my students were brave enough to perform at the first Git Outta Yer Basement recital at Aspinwall Beans 'n' Cream last Sunday. While most had never performed in public before, they not only survived, but thrived before a…Read more

What I've been listening to: Newer Paul Simon

I gave a presentation on Paul Simon's music Sunday at the Cooper-Siegel Library in Fox Chapel, Pa. Naturally, along with reading a lot about Simon over the last month or so, I've been listening to all his music -- from…Read more