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In the Presence of Greatness

The ancient Greeks thought that certain men were divine, such as Pythagoras, Apollonius of Tyana, Alexander the Great, and in Homer, the great warrior Diomedes was called divine.  398 more words


Dylan's Nobel Lecture Released In Hardcover

“Well, Frankie Lee, he sat right down
And put his fingers to his chin
But with the cold eyes of Judas on him
His head began to spin…

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In The Spotlight

The Big O

Roy Orbison is a rock and roll legend.  I refuse to debate this.  It is a fact.  The Beatles and Elvis Presley (both legends in their own right) had stated on record that Roy was a major influence on their music.  1,486 more words

Did Pulitzer give Kendrick the award to gain cool points?

Kendrick Lamar won the music Pulitzer Prize April 16 for his album ‘DAMN.’ making this the first time the award was given to a non-classical or jazz artist and the reactions have varied. 400 more words

On Oil Barrels, Calypso & Van Dyke Parks

This is your Earth Day long read: The story of how musician, composer and arranger Van Dyke Parks came to produce the 16-man steel pan band, Esso Trinidad, following the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969. 3,654 more words

Arts And Culture

What Do Those Lyrics Mean, Anyway?

I was a teenager when Don McLean’s classic song, “American Pie,” came out. In study hall, my friends and I would debate the meaning of the lyrics, when we were supposed to be doing our homework. 692 more words