Posts Categorized: Music

A Cappella Christmas

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I’m one of those people who starts listening to holiday music in November. I can’t help it! A festive playlist always yanks me away from the pressure of the season (Like holiday shopping! And accelerated deadlines!) and puts me in just the right spirit. My regular readers know my Christmas tradition: This year, I’m going… Read more »

Taylor Swift is on my morning playlist

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What music do you listen to on your morning commute? I’ll admit it: Right now, I have “Shake it Off” from Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, on repeat. That song is so infectious! Truth: Sometimes, even if I have a seat on the subway, I’ll give it up just because it’s way too tough to… Read more »

Jeff Goldblum + Pink Martini

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Last week, I got my fill of arts and culture in New York, first with a chance to see Jeff Goldblum and his band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, at the Carlyle Hotel, and then later in the week, with Pink Martini at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. For Goldblum, this show marked his… Read more »

Little French Songs

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The first time I heard Carla Bruni—the former First Lady of France—sing, it was on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack. The song that was included, called “Quelqu’un m’a Dit,” is breathtaking. I listened to it over and over again before deciding I wanted to hear more. When I discovered her latest album, Little French Songs,… Read more »

Holiday traditions

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Last year—completely lost in the chaos of December—I began thinking about the importance of traditions, and what a difference they can make when it comes to embracing the holiday spirit. This month can feel so absolutely crazy, between the shopping and the gift giving and the crunch of what always feels like a much shorter… Read more »