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by Jonathan Mitchell Hello Tomorrow, the new release from six-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz is chock full of enticing, smooth, and silky saxophone work, backed by solid, soulful rhythms, courtesy of such notable guests as Sheila E, Jeff Lorber, Keb' Mo', Ray Parker, Jr., Lee Ritenour,...

by Catherine Sawin Adele effortlessly illustrates the pain of heartbreak and lost love through her sophomore album “21” (named for her age when it was written). The English singer-songwriter first gained recognition when her debut album “19” was released in 2008, which earned her Grammys for...

One type of music that I think is great fun is the kind that I hear and think, "This would be great at a cocktail party." Sometime the cocktail party might actually be just a little happy hour at home, celebrating the end of the...

They say that everything old is new again, and this saying seems to hold true with music. Old favorite songs and classic artists long remain in our hearts. In addition, I often find that I like something new because it gives me a pleasant memory...

A fun way to plan a pairing party and generate interesting conversation and musical comparisons is to feature artists who have recorded in different musical styles - and compare which sound or style you enjoy more and which music pairs most effectively with the wine...

An idea for a summer pairing party is to feature musical duets - enjoy some lovely wines with some classic and swinging sounds. See which duets you like the best, and which wines compliment the music most effectively. One timeless classic that is a must...

One fun way to create a pairing party is to compare a style of music across the years and see how it mixes and matches with various wine choices. Classic standards and memorable vocalists create a festive mood and create an upbeat backdrop for any...

Invite a small group of interesting friends over, about 6 to 8 people. Play 4 to 6 different albums and serve 4 to 6 different kinds of wine. Give your guests cards to fill out. These cards can be downloaded by clicking on the Wine...

If you're an "off the beaten path" traveler, but would like a somewhat more civilized romantic and peaceful trip next winter, may I suggest you point your trusty walking shoes in the direction of the beautiful island of St. Croix? St. Croix is the largest...

The wine and music lover's quintessential stop in the Caribbean is a resort called Hotel La Samanna, found at Baie Longue on the south western side of the island of St. Martin/St. Maarten. You won't find a calypso beat in this posh hideaway. Instead you...