NIGHTCLUB PHOTOS: 1940's NEW YORK CITY

  Long Ago and Far Away: Written by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin, recorded by Jo Stafford   Recently, my friend Richie Raskin posted a photo–third below–of his mother and father “nightclubbing” in New York City during WWII. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years enjoying the photos I have of my mother,…

MY GRANDMOTHER from DUBLIN, IRELAND by MARTHA PINSON

 A number of those in attendance at last night’s “AWoW Rocks the Living Room” event asked me to reprint Martha Pinson’s beautiful and evocative story of her grandmother.  The story is put to the music of “Ashokan Farewell,” another beautiful and evocative work, which was written by Jay Ungar for the Ken Burns Civil War documentary…