Monthly Archives: January 2013

The crossroads, sobriety, and the grave

By Steve Beard

Despite being a monumental influence on contemporary music, most people outside the small fraternity of blues aficionados have never even heard of Robert Johnson (1911-1938). As a matter of fact, it was not until 70 years after his death that he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
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A Love Supreme

By Steve Beard “I’m never sure of what I’m looking for,” John Coltrane once told noted jazz critic Nat Hentoff, “except that it’ll be something that hasn’t ever been played before; I know I’ll have that feeling when I get … Continue reading

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Gregory Wolfe, St. Francis, Rudy Rasmus, Les Miserables, Alfred Hitchcock, Wanda Jackson, Rob Bell

• Whispers of Faith in a Postmodern World: The myth of secularism triumphant in the arts is just that—a myth. By Gregory Wolfe (Wall Street Journal) • Rich Man, Poor Man: The radical visions of St. Francis. By Joan Acocella … Continue reading

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