Lady Madonna: The Beatles, May 1968

From their earliest days of international stardom, the Fab Four never failed to acknowledge the early influences of America’s greatest rock pioneers—Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Buddy Holly. However, one of the recording superstars often overlooked during interviews was Antoine “Fats” Domino.

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Book Review: Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank

Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank is a collection of essays by award-winning columnist Leslie Handler, in which she shares her life story. “I was born, and now I’m old. The end….There’s been a whole lot of stuff in between.” That stuff in between makes up this wonderful collection of essays as Handler reaches out to, and connects with, her readers.

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Merilee Rush & the Turnabouts: Angel of the Morning

In 1968, songwriter Chip Taylor received a phone call from Seattle, saying Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts had cut his song “Angel in the Morning.” Rush’s disc went Top Five in Seattle then spread rapidly across the country.

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Sipping Summer Wines

Now that the warm days and long twilights of summer are here, we can relax with a wonderful glass of wine on the deck or patio. This is also the time to relax the rule on room temperature reds and enjoy the cooling pleasure of lightly chilled ones, along with some delightfully refreshing whites and rosé.

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Glorious Fruit Tart For Grownups

Tarts are way sexier than pie. Think about it. Pies are demure and dowdy. There’s good stuff in there, but it’s all hidden away under the hood. Tarts are more seductive. They don’t hide the goods. They’re right out there on display. A tart is a bikini to pie’s 19th-century bathing costume. It’s like a beautiful flower in full bloom, advertising to the bees “come and get it!”

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Celebrate World Malbec Day April 17

The flavors of Malbec grapes reflect the regions where they grow, which means one Malbec may taste very different from another. World Malbec Day will be April 17th, and we’re here to help you find some excellent regional wines to enjoy.

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