We built this city on Rock and Roll

We built this city on Rock and Roll

With a simple, stapled songbook and some old campfire songs, retired choral director Mr. Jim Heiks and his merry band of rock star carolers told the story of music. We found them loosely grouped under a shade tree on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Cory Chisel, Langhorne Slim, and Hillary Reynolds, cheerfully singing children's songs as [...]

Mile Markers: Our top seven Mile of Music performances

Navigating the 50+ venues hosting 220 bands and solo artists at this year's Mile of Music Festival required the kind of preparation and organization that tends to elude Molly B and Me. Fortunately, for this year's festival, we had Katherine Biskupic, who sent us pre-festival playlists at regular intervals in the weeks leading up to [...]

The beautiful soul of a city, a university and a brand new music festival

If the heart of last week's Mile of Music Festival lay in its people -- pounding nervously in its volunteers, beating coolly in its artists and thumping happily in its attendees -- the soul stood stately, an anchor on the mile's east end. The Lawrence Memorial Chapel not only provided an elegant venue for the [...]