POWER POP WITH A TWIST AND A SHOUT By Sandra Castillo

September 5th, 1962 was a day that held much meritorious significance, starting with the legendary performance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The second reference to that date is one that is also honorably regarded: the birth of music historian and singer/songwriter Bart Mendoza took place right here on that same […]

IF THE STILETTO FITS, SLAY IT…PEACE, LOVE AND FISHNETS WITH THE SPICE PISTOLS By Sandra Castillo

  IF THE STILETTO FITS, SLAY IT…PEACE, LOVE AND FISHNETS WITH THE SPICE PISTOLS By Sandra Castillo I could feel every fiber of my being screaming out for the “jolt of electricity,” AKA caffeine, as I schlepped out the door of my abode to head over to my local coffee shop. Even though this trek […]

FRAN STRINE IS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE By Sandra Castillo

FRAN STRINE IS A REBEL WITH A CAUSE By Sandra Castillo If one could measure the strength and fortitude of a man, based solely on the mien of his stare, then a person could honestly assume Fran Strine is one, tough mofo. By the looks of a certain, black-and-white portrait taken of the famed film […]

THE BEAST UNLEASHED-DRUMMER LIBERTY DEVITTO By Sandra Castillo

…and on the eighth day, the rafters of Heaven opened up to shake loose the thunder which came to this Earth as the back beat of Rock N’ Roll. One cannot assume that music, with all its glorious, unpredictable fury, is always safe in the hands of the one who pounds away on an instrument […]

THE VISITOR HAS ARRIVED…THE SAGA OF ROCK PROVOCATEUR DALEA By Sandra Castillo

The constellation is filled with an infinite host of celestial bodies, their illumination awakening the darkness in a blanket of stars. As the otherworldly traveler crisscrosses the interplanetary providence, surrounded in its blinding, white light, she bravely sets out on the million-mile journey to reach her destination. Upon Earth’s entry, she descends, valiantly touches down, […]

CRYSTAL TALIEFERO-A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND FOR THE AGES By Sandra Castillo

She is poetry-in-motion, fluid, dexterous and equipped with enough fire power in those well-sculpted arms and hands to knock a baseball right out of Yankee Stadium into the next century. And, yet, the woman with enough talent, fortitude to fill that same stadium to overflowing is one of the most gracious, humble people on this […]

THIS IS ANDRA DAY By Sandra Castillo

    There is a photograph of Stevie Wonder featured in a promo shot for an Apple holiday commercial, which aired last December. The expression on his face is jubilant, as he is looking in the direction of the one, whose dulcet, simmering voice fills up the room. Wonder’s emotional response to what he is […]

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