Tetons and the Snake River
Photo by Ansel Adams

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 4:33 PM EST
Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as an innovative performer and composer. During the 70's he began touring and recording with his father, Dave Brubeck. Chris plays bass, trombone, piano, guitar and sings and has earned international acclaim as composer, performer and leader of his own groups. On stage, his irrepressible enthusiasm is matched by his fluid command of jazz, blues, folk, funk, pop and classical musical styles. An award-winning composer, he is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music. The respected music critic for The Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein calls Chris: "a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody--a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein." continued ....

 
 
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 7:47 PM EST
Dave Brubeck, (1920-2012) a recipient of 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, was designated a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress and a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in 1920, Dave was one of the most active and popular musicians in the music world. In a career spanning more than six decades, his introduction of odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, and distinctive harmonies made him one of the defining voices of jazz. Born in California, Brubeck started studying piano at the age of four with his mother, a classical pianist. His family then moved to a cattle ranch, where he worked as a cowboy, and he entered the College of the Pacific intending to become a veterinarian. continued ....
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 7:48 PM EST
Ansel Adams Musician, teacher, scientist, advocate, conservationist?these are some of the terms that describe the most renowned photographer in American history?Ansel Adams. He grew up in San Francisco where he was born in 1902 and was introduced to the expanse of California's Yosemite Valley while on a family vacation at the age of fourteen. At this time he was also given a No. 1 Brownie Box camera. These two seemingly small events strongly influenced the course of Adams's life. Fascinated by photography and impressed with the beauty of the Sierra mountains, Adams worked with a photofinisher in commercial processing in San Francisco during the winter and returned to Yosemite every summer. continued ....