Music - Jim Critcher
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Music

Every Advent Christmas collection must begin with Handel’s oratorio, Messiah. While the Hallelujah Chorus has sadly become a cliche, the scripture-rich telling of Jesus’ life and death accompanied by some of the most beautiful and inspired music ever composed never ceases to thrill me. One...

Spain. Flamenco. The two words connect like New Orleans and jazz or Memphis and blues. I’ve seen and heard some fine flamenco song and dance in the States - Paco Pena for one - but have never experienced flamenco at its source. Last Saturday night...

Some years ago I was having serious daddy issues. Not with my natural dad, the OTHER one. To be more precise, I was pretty torqued with him. I don’t remember the specifics of how He was underperforming at the moment. What I do remember is how...