My latest piece is up at the Broad Street Review. Here's its opening paragraph, pre-editing:
The White House concert honoring the music of the civil rights movement made some curious choices in the performers it presented, and their artistry did not always stir my soul, but I did not regret that we taped and watched. Natalie Cole was fine, the Freedom Singers rousing, Yolanda Adams revelatory. I am always moved by “We Shall Overcome” – and found Joan Baez’s reminder of Dr. King’s anti-war commitment brave and apt. Though I would have preferred Dion to Smokey Robinson, when any vocalist hits the “Bobby” portion of “Abraham, Martin and John,” my eyes tear. And Bob Dylan, the primary reason my wife and I tuned in, was, as always, strange and wonderful.
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