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The Greatness of Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck is one of those artists that whenever I’ve delved into the recordings just a bit, I’ve thought, “Wow, this is wonderful stuff . . . gotta explore this more,” but for some reason, perhaps pocketbook-related, just never did. Sure I have the greatest hits . . . . Continue Reading »

Catching up with Ralph Ellison

One of the reasons my blogging has been light of late is I’ve been trying to catch up with Ralph Ellison. Here at Washington and Lee University, where I currently teach, professors Marc Conner and Lucas Morel put on a fabulous conference this weekend , commemorating the 60th anniversary of . . . . Continue Reading »

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