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Sep 30, 2017

Did you catch any episodes of the limited series “Downward Dog” this summer? I know you hear this about a lot of great shows these days – “Better Call Saul,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Master of None,” and so on – but this Dog really is special. It’s narrated by a voice like none other, in...


Sep 29, 2017

Does anybody really understand jazz? Hands down, hands down – it was a rhetorical question. For me, it’s alll about mood, rhythm, sway and surprise. Good jazz changes your emotions and takes you places full of surprise and invention. That, I imagine, is what attracted documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge to his latest...


Sep 22, 2017

When I tell you that Steve Morse was the “long-time” rock critic for the Boston Globe, I’m not kidding—I actually looked it up. I seemed to recall him being on the job during the years that I flitted in and of similar positions at the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune during the mid-1980s and many a...


Sep 22, 2017

Maybe you don’t already know the name of legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Robert Knight. But by the end of this half-hour, you won’t be able to forget him. Knight shot the last photographs of guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan before his fateful plane crash. He took one of the most iconic pictures of Jimi Hendrix....


Sep 22, 2017

There are plenty of creative people whose work I love but you’ll never catch me pursuing an interview with them. Bruce Springsteen, for one. I like the idea of leaving a little mystery out there, a little bubble I’ll never personally pop. Nevin Martell, on the other hand, had a different idea.

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