Monthly Archives: May 2011

Happy 70th, Bob Dylan!

The sound of his voice has been compared to “hog calling,” described as an abrasive whine.  Pop critic Stephen Holden once wrote that “his voice jerked upward in a spasmodic shriek, as though he had just sucked in a mouthful … Continue reading

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What Can Music Do? One Magical Musical Moment in Gaza

Back in the 1950’s the U.S. State Department sent jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and others to Russia during the Cold War.  The idea was that American music could break down barriers and open Russia up to Western influences. … Continue reading

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