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I knew I was on to something with this wine and music idea of mine, but I was not quite sure how to describe this unique pairing idea to others. How do I explain why it makes sense to pair a fine 2001 Dolce Late...

If you have never watched this HBO series, you might wonder what kind of soundtrack a dark, comic drama about funeral directors might sound like. The short answer? It is pretty good! Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good" is a perfect, spine-tingling opening. This track alone cries out...

I had the pleasure of seeing Inara George's live show at The Echo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, as the Monday night featured performance. Songs from her album, "All Rise" have been featured on KCRW's "Morning Comes Ecclectic." At first glance, you might mistake the...

How do you pick a wine to stand up to the performance of the L.A. Philharmonic conducted by John Williams, one of America's premier composers, in a compendium of his accumulated works? What other modern day composer has touched the lives of so many...

With the DVD release of Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests, Oregon's favorite son succeeds in launching Pop Jazz to heights traditional pundits once declared as unattainable. In the follow-up to his 2005 gold-certified To Love Again, Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti clearly establishes...