Italian-Inspired Dishes, Delightful Dining that Honors Heritage

I taly is one of the world’s great food nations, and many dishes have Italian roots. In honor of Italian heritage, light up the dinner table and impress your friends and family with sophisticated, traditional Italian recipes. Creating a true taste of Italy means including an abundance of smooth, high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, like Carapelli Olive Oil. Tracing its roots […]

Here’s a perfect pork chop recipe for the season

Try this wonderful recipe for Crispy Pork Chops with Pumpkin Apple Butter. It’s the perfect showcase for autumn fruits and vegetables. CRISPY PORK CHOPS WITH PUMPKIN APPLE BUTTER You can use fresh or canned and mashed sweet potatoes instead of the pumpkin puree. Any remaining Pumpkin Apple Butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or you […]

Morrison makes true crime an addiction

NEW YORK Keith Morrison, the “Dateline” correspondent, has spoken to countless murder suspects and grieving family members over the years. But he says he truthfully never had an appetite for covering crime. “I had to be dragged into it. I resisted,” he said recently. “I think I felt like it was an invasion of people’s privacy.” Morrison, who says he […]

‘Star Is Born’ soundtrack is 5 stars

Various Artists, “A Star Is Born — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Interscope Records) Audio Review The soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” is no slim thing, thank goodness. It contains a whopping 34 tracks, mostly due to the inclusion of brief snatches of songs, dialogues or interludes. It will put fans back into the film in a visceral way. Haven’t […]

Steve Perry breaks long silence with ‘Traces’ LP

Steve Perry, “Traces” (Fantasy Records) Steve Perry has been away for quite a while but he’s never really been gone. From the unforgettable use of “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the last “The Sopranos” episode to the way his former band found a new, sound-alike singer on the Internet and, last year, Journey’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of […]

When the Beatles taxed their producer

Many fans think ‘White Album’ was group’s best, but not George Martin

NEW YORK Giles Martin says his father, producer George Martin, would wince whenever a fan would say that the “White Album” was their favorite Beatles’ record. The late George Martin would recall how tough it was to make the sprawling double album, titled “The Beatles” but given its familiar nickname because of the all-white cover. His son is in charge […]

Doyle Bramhall II raises the bar on varied ‘Shades’

Doyle Bramhall II, “Shades” (Provogue) Audio Review For some masters of the fretboard, changing their guitars is as far as they sometimes seem willing to go to create a different mood. Texan guitar ace Doyle Bramhall II — who also as singer, songwriter and producer has worked with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and Sheryl Crow, among many others — may […]

4-disc box set honors Tom Petty

NEW YORK Tom Petty’s family and former band members say it was like therapy to compile a four-disc box set of his music so quickly after he died. “An American Treasure” went on sale September 28, four days short of a year after Petty died at age 66 of cardiac arrest. He and his band the Heartbreakers had just completed […]

New album finds legend Loretta Lynn still strong

Loretta Lynn, “Wouldn’t It Be Great” (Sony Legacy) Audio Review Loretta Lynn, now 86, hasn’t been touring since she suffered a stroke in 2017, but the Kentucky singer-songwriter’s creative output remains strong on her new album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great.” For years, Lynn has been recording her extensive catalog of songs with producing help from John Carter Cash and her […]

Balsam Range wins top Bluegrass Award

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina-based Balsam Range won entertainer of the year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh and their band members Buddy Melton and Tim Surrett picked up individual awards for male vocalist and bass player of the year, respectively. Chicago-based group Special Consensus picked up awards for album of the year and instrumental recorded performance during the […]

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