IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: THE CHERRY BLUESTORMS GROOVES ON, BABY! By Sandra Castillo

After listening to the latest gem on extended replay from L.A.-based band The Cherry Bluestorms, it gave this writer great satisfaction in knowing that truly relevant music has never waned. It just seems that-for what feels like an eternity-the deluge of nonsense ascribed for much of today’s recorded output is nothing more than Auto-tuned piffle, […]

MICHAEL SACKLER-BERNER IS ROCKING IT “A THOUSAND TIMES” By Sandra Castillo

As a purveyor of life and all the riches it has to offer, one of the best things about it is the opportunity it has afforded me to travel east and land at LaGuardia Airport once, sometimes twice, a year. My annual excursion to New York City, which commences this spring, allows me to refresh […]

ROCK AND ROLL RENEGADE…STEVEN VAN ZANDT TAKES CENTER STAGE By Sandra Castillo

Steven Van Zandt certainly runs off something other than an innate lust for Rock and Roll. For the one who holds the dubious titles of musician, songwriter, producer, actor, radio show host and activist is also rocking the scene at the speed-of-sound as the front man in Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, a […]

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND By Sandra Castillo

There’s a portentous scene in the 1973 crime drama, Electra Glide In Blue, which takes place at the finale between the driver of a VW van and his passenger (David “Hawk” Wolinski and Terry Kath, respectively) exchanging dialogue and a mutual uneasiness after having been pulled over by motorcycle officer John Wintergreen (superbly crafted by […]

LINA MORGANA -SUPER STAR BORN WHO LEFT THIS UNIVERSE TOO SOON By Sandra Castillo

January 11, 1989 – October 4, 2008               A SUPER STAR WAS BORN BUT LEFT THIS UNIVERSE WAY TOO SOON…THE SHORT SEASON AND TRAGIC DEATH OF LINA MORGANA             By Sandra Castillo The only thing more radiant than her looks was the angelic voice which […]

LOVE MADE AND GONE ASTRAY IN “ONE BEDROOM” By Sandra Castillo

LOVE MADE AND GONE ASTRAY IN “ONE BEDROOM” Sandra Castillo Sometimes, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” as affirmed by the sentiment echoed in the 1970 theatrical release “Love Story.” Then again, there’s the defiant response to the universal language of amour and human conflict ignited by betrayal, which ultimately signals the end […]

The Art and Soul of Timothy Link By Sandra Castillo

So many of the images are enigmatic dreamscapes encapsulated in a mind’s eye succinctly focused on the ethereal, otherworldly. Whether it’s a golden-haired enchantress atop a majestic stallion, illuminated by starlight, or a sensual vampire seduced by his own insatiable hunger for immortality, the Art of Timothy Link is beholden to a chimera graced with […]

HAVANA JAM ’79-ONE WORLD UNDER A GROOVE By Sandra Castillo

(Photos courtesy Benno Friedman)                       HAVANA JAM ’79-ONE WORLD UNDER A GROOVE                                 By Sandra Castillo The year was 1979, and the relationship between America and Cuba was contentious, at best, […]

SCENES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT-CATALDO’S By Sandra Castillo

         The distance from 45th Street in New York City to Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn is roughly seven-and-a-half miles. If one were to travel by vehicle across the great expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge to get there, it would take less than thirty minutes to reach their destination. The only thing that […]

FUNNY MAN TONY WALKER IS KNOCKING ‘EM DEAD By Sandra Castillo

If there’s one thing in life guaranteed to happen, when one is present the moment comedian Tony Walker parts his lips to speak, there will be laughter. Lots and lots of it. Just one glance of the furrowed brow arching over the “menacing” stare, which is sure to disarm even the most skeptical, jaded of […]

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