Karen S. Campbell

Gregory Porter ~ Be Good

“Porter fuses jazz and soul better than anybody working these days…Very Highly Recommended.” -Soul Tracks         http://www.gregoryporter.com/ Official website of Gregory Porter https://www.facebook.com/gregoryportermusic Facebook page of Gregory Porter http://www.npr.org/event/music/173657211/gregory-porter-on-jazzset March 7, 2013 ~ The Czech Republic capital of Prague is home to the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October […]

“Murder in Waynesville” ~ Book and Video

On a late summer’s eve in Waynesville, at half past 11:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 26th, 1879, a deeply troubled young man of 18, who felt overwhelmed by responsibility and domestic troubles, who was obsessed with violence and death, became entangled in a horrendous carnival of blood, whether willingly or unwillingly, it is hard to […]

Obama Wins a Second Term

Yahoo!!  We won!!! We  won!!!  We won!!!!     Once again Ohio is a President-maker!!! Thank God that we won and our country can continue on the road of progress and move forward to a better tomorrow!  I cried and cried and cried when Obama’s re=election became official.  What a mandate! It has been a […]

Voter Suppression

 Make sure you know how to register to vote & where to vote in your area.Contact your local Election Board. Voter suppression, also known as “blocking the vote” is used to intimidate targeted groups of people from registering to vote using both legal and illegal means.  The outcome of an election can be profoundly effected […]

“The Butterfly Lovers” ~ A Chinese Love Story

This gorgeous music was composed in 1959 by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao. It did not become well known in the west until after the Cultural Revolution in China.  The music illustrates the famous ancient Chinese  legend of the lovers Zhu Yingtai (respresented by the solo violin) and Liang Shanbo (rewsprestned by the solo cello). […]

First Trailer for Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

“Lincoln” is out in limited release on Nov. 9, before expanding wide on Nov. 16. The movie is supposedly provocative in its realistic portrayal of Lincoln and his times.  I am certainly hoping that we will see a historically true presentation of Lincoln instead of the iconic or the cartoonish-super-hero Lincoln.

Rosemary Clooney in the 1950s and 1990s

The great Rosemary Clooney died in 2001 of lung cancer and is buried in Maysville, Kentucky.  She was an amazing singer and interpreter of  The Great American Songbook.  It is just incredible that in her early 70s and as ill as she was with lung cancer, she could still sing and a phrase a song […]