Howard Baker’s ‘mid-century modern’ mansion goes up for auction in Tennessee, furniture included

Howard Baker’s ‘mid-century modern’ mansion goes up for auction in Tennessee, furniture included

By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Thursday, May 21, 2015 Up for auction next month: the Tennessee estate of the late Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., consisting of a 6,175-square-foot main home, plus cottage, guesthouse, pool and more, all on 11 acres in Huntsville. The home is unmistakably “mid-century modern” in style, with […]

SASO concerts feature violinist Chloe Trevor, Elgar’s Enigma Variations

SASO concerts feature violinist Chloe Trevor, Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Critics praise Trevor’s “dazzling technique,” “huge tone” and “bold personality unafraid to exult in music and ability.” Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Chloe Trevor will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra on May 9 and 10. The work is not only one of the best-known violin concertos of […]

Rebecca Guthrie: “We Were Liars” book review

Rebecca Guthrie: “We Were Liars” book review

By Rebecca Guthrie I approached “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart with enthusiasm and anticipation.  I had read some of her other works and really enjoyed them. I had found her stories engaging and her characters realistic. I knew that her writing was tight and concise, yet she managed to put into words feelings and […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Subaru Forester new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Subaru Forester new car review

By Eric Peters You can learn some important stuff about cars by taking note of who buys what – and how the cars are used. And whether they stand up to the uses to which they’re put. Texans, for instance, know trucks. Forget the TV commercials and advertising flapdoodle. Check out which makes/models of pick-up […]

Eric Peters: Live agent connectivity

Eric Peters: Live agent connectivity

By Eric Peters Things necessarily begin somewhere. Usually, that somewhere is a backwater of some kind; only a few people are involved and the majority either are unaware it’s happening at all or they don’t care because hey, it’s not happening to them. Until, one day, it does. Over the road truckers were the first […]

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 2” movie review

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 2” movie review

By Bob Garver  “Pitch Perfect” was a plucky little musical comedy from 2012 that followed the adventures of an all-female college a cappella group. It only made $65 million at the domestic box office, but it has since taken on more fans thanks to endearing characters, enduring humor, and a popular soundtrack. These new fans […]

Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

Phil Richardson: Star Wars nostalgia

By Phil Richardson Really? Were we first introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Obe-Wan Kenobi and later dozens of other ageless characters such as Yoda—all spawned in the brain of genius George Lucas and his team, beginning 38 years ago? This flashback was inspired by a teaser commercial for […]

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

    By Lark Gould – Washington Times Bummed from burnout? Take sanctuary in Belize. There are still places in this world where you can hide from that boogie man chasing you with bills, commitments and, oh yeah, those reports you need to finish even though no one will ever read them. Belize is a […]

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Whether your ideal summer vacation has you cruising the coast, rambling through Redwoods or finding delight in the desert, California Road Trips 2015 is a great resource for getting the most out of the Golden State. This year’s guide showcases unique itineraries, insider tips, informative maps and California’s ultimate […]