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  • CUPCAKE RED VELVET WINE

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    CUPCAKE RED VELVET WINE Cupcake Red Velvet wine was unexpectedly excellent! From Livermore, CA the 2011 Cupcake Red Velvet is a blend of red varietals with a Zinfandel base. Released winter of 2012, it was harvested Sept. – Oct. 2011 and has an alcohol content of 13.5%. According to the winemaker, the wine has “fantastic […]

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  • IMPROVING OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

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    IMPROVING OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH   Nutrition, education, and food policy affect all of our children. There are so many foods and ingredients that are being put on our grocery store shelves and served at school cafeterias that are banned in other countries. Why are we feeding our children who are growing and developing foods that […]

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  • Summer Breeze//Connecticut Whites

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    SUMMER BREEZE // CONNECTICUT WHITES As someone who had the opportunity to help pick grapes for Sharpe Hill Vineyard, I can tell you a lot of care goes into how they make their wine. The Sharpe Hill Vineyard Ballet of Angels wine is reflective of that care. Sharpe Hill Vineyard Ballet of Angels is a […]

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  • Brittany Howard Featured in Episode 2 of the New Tiny Desk Top Shelf Series

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    Brittany Howard Featured in Episode 2 of the New Tiny Desk Top Shelf Series NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series has held close to a thousand concerts since its inception in 2008. It’s hosted the likes of Adele, Anderson Paak, Dan Auerbach, and the legendary Roots crew. It has also helped lesser known genre-defining luminaries like […]

  • MOVIE REVIEW OF “VFW”

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    MOVIE REVIEW OF “VFW” If you love to howl at movies, whether at theaters or on home video, “Bliss” director Joe Begos’ retro-1980’s exploitation crime thriller “VFW” (*** OUT OF ****) will make your lungs sore.  Predictable but entertaining from fade-in to fadeout, this profane, skull-smashing, B-movie conjures up a fictitious narcotic Hylophedrine–nicknamed Hype for […]

  • MOVIE REVIEW OF ”JOHN HENRY” (2020)

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    MOVIE REVIEW OF ”JOHN HENRY” Life isn’t fair for anybody in first-time writer & director Will Forbes’ “John Henry,” (*** OUT OF ****) a simple but savage thug-life thriller with brawny Terry Crews tangling with Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges.  Clocking in at 91-minutes, this predictable but entertaining, R-rated melodrama concerns an interesting relationship between the heroic […]

  • MOVIE REVIEW OF ”BLOODSHOT”

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    MOVIE REVIEW OF ”BLOODSHOT” Vin Diesel does a good job of playing himself.  Basically, he plays himself in everything, except in his voice-over performances for the Disney/Marvel “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. He typifies the celebrity actor, as opposed to the actor’s actor, like either Matthew McConaughey or Leonard DiCaprio.  Diesel realizes his range is […]

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  • Brittany Howard Featured in Episode 2 of the New Tiny Desk Top Shelf Series

    Brittany Howard

    Brittany Howard Featured in Episode 2 of the New Tiny Desk Top Shelf Series NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series has held close to a thousand concerts since its inception in 2008. It’s hosted the likes of Adele, Anderson Paak, Dan Auerbach, and the legendary Roots crew. It has also helped lesser known genre-defining luminaries like […]

  • SONGS FOR THE PANDEMIC

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    SONGS FOR THE PANDEMIC Fifty years ago, Neil Young and his bandmates recorded “Ohio,” a haunting response to the Kent State shootings where Ohio National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds of ammunition into a crowd of anti-war demonstrators, taking four lives in the process. A haunting anthem that captured the despair of the moment, “Ohio” was […]

  • Interview With The Music of Cream

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    Interview With The Music of Cream Legacies are tricky. You can’t see or touch them, yet they can be an unbearable weight to carry around. One has to imagine that’s the case for Kofi Baker, son of late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ginger Baker. Like his father, the younger Baker is a drummer. […]

  • Five Rock Bands With Awesome Violinists

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    Five Rock Bands With Awesome Violinists The violin is a very versatile instrument. Centuries ago, the violin was mostly seen in courts and orchestras. However, as time passed, the violin evolved and was incorporated in emerging music genres. As modern artists dabbled into classical instruments and extended its usage in the field of rock, the […]