Kris Kristofferson Turns 80 This Week

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson are the two remaining Highwaymen, with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings both gone.  Kris Kristofferson turned 80 yesterday and Willie is three years older.  Recently in this blog I posted about Merle Haggard on his 79th birthday just before learning of his death two hours later that same day.  Also, we […]

Philippe de Vitry : Early Music Innovator

Philippe de Vitry was a renowned poet, music theorist, composer, diplomat, and bishop. Along with Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377), he is emblematic of the French fourteenth century—a pivotal era in the history of Western music and poetry, and one in which he flourished as an influential public intellectual and early humanist. But while Machaut […]