By Michele D. Baker FOREIGNER. An odd choice for a band name, but of course, there’s a story. Begun in 1976, the group originally included three Americans: lead vocalist Lou Gramm, bassist Ed Gagliardi, keyboardist Al Greenwood; and three Brits:...
By Randal C. Hill  Marvin Hamlisch, who was responsible for writing the music to Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were,” used to utter an unusual prayer. Starting in 1964, when he was 20 years of age, he would privately plead,...
By Randal C. Hill   Can food represent both love and nourishment? According to the film “The Taste of Things,” the answer is obviously “yes.”  The opening scene of Tran Anh Hung’s quiet little movie runs 38 minutes and involves few words....
The Beach Boys, with tens of millions of albums sold, have left an indelible mark on the music industry, influencing many artists that followed. Led by Mike Love, alongside longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love,...
By Kathy A. Megyeri  Book:  “Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses, the Story of Valentine Symbols,” by Edna Barth and illustrated by Ursula Arndt  Cupids, heart shapes, turtle doves or love birds, clusters of rosebuds, hearts of paper lace—all are symbols of...
By Randal C. Hill  The first order of business here is to not be put off by the title of this worthwhile little gem of a film.  The ravishing English actor Daisy Ridley is all but unrecognizable in "Sometimes I Think...
By Randal C. Hill  Since you are reading this in a senior publication, you probably not only remember Ringo Starr’s “You’re Sixteen” from 50 years ago, but the original 1960 version by Johnny Burnette, as well.   Burnette’s only Top Ten career...
Book review by Kathy Megyeri “Rebalance, How Women Lead, Parent, Partner and Thrive” by Monica Brand, Lisa Neuberger, and Wendy Teleki  Wendy Teleki is an attractive, middle-aged woman who holds advanced degrees, is a mother of three teenagers, a successful...
By Randal C. Hill  When Ingrid Croce sat her husband Jim Croce down at the kitchen table on their Pennsylvania farm one night, she told him they were finally about to become parents. Jim was so overcome with emotion that...
By Randal C. Hill  Brian Grazer, one of the producers of the forthcoming “Candy Cane Lane,” can hardly contain his enthusiasm when he gushes, “I can’t wait for the world to see Candy Cane Lane! I’ve wanted to make a...
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