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Frank Sinatra: Jazz His Way

[First published in WRTI’s Arts Desk 4 Dec 2015.] Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago on December 12th, and there have been any number of stars in the entertainment world during that century. But WRTI’s Kile Smith looks at what truly sets him apart from all the...

Three Things I Learned from Yes

[First published in Broad Street Review, 21 July 2015.] Saw my buddy Andrew, a gifted keyboardist, vocalist, and composer, shook his hand, and then held it. I said three words. “Chris Squire, man.” “Oh, man, Chris Squire.” He looked at me and nodded his head slowly....

A Horse with No Name

[Published in the Broad Street Review, 15 Jun 2013, under the title A horse with no name? Why not?] For 40 years, since the band America came out with the song “A Horse With No Name” (see below), I knew one thing for sure. I was absolutely certain that in the desert...