Linda Tillery spent two decades singing rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll in the San Francisco Bay area, before she finally found her focus one night on PBS.
At the Bill Egan Forum at the Baranof this week, the luncheon special might as well have been an elephant with an apple in its mouth.
Guest speaker Jim Ayers, chief of staff for Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles, roasted Republican legislators in absentia, using his special sarcasm sauce, passion and humor seasoning, with indignation on the side.
One of the benefits of the digital age is our ability to bring long-lost music back to life. Musicians, educators and fans can explore both the core history and fringe developments of the music they love to a degree that had previously been unimaginable. The art of the CD reissue has brought us countless jewels from forgotten artists and has filled in the gaps in the documented work of major performers.
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