I think anyone who has been to or heard about the Half Century of Progress gets excited when they hear the big show is just around the corner. Held at the Rantoul National Aviation Center Airport Rantoul, Illinois, the 2015 Half Century of Progress will be held August 27- 30, 2015. The show takes place […]

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame and a really cool car!

Before July hit the skids I headed with my mom to the Shoals area for a bit of music history. Georgia Carter Turner of the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism took us around and after hitting the recording studios we finished off our music history with a stop at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Dixie Griffin stopped […]

FAME, still making recording history

Who doesn’t dream of coming up to a microphone and belting out a song like Aretha Franklin? While we may not be able to sound even remotely like this and other legendary musical icons, we can take a trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and witness musical history. On a recent musical history trip to the […]

W. C. Handy Birthplace and Museum, where the blues took root

The idea to go to the W.C. Handy Birthplace and Museum was rooted for me after seeing the Handy home in Memphis. This past week my mom and I headed for the area that W.C. Handy described in his biography Father of the Blues as “Where the Tennessee River, like a silver snake, winds her […]

Beauty at the Art Institute of Chicago

My friend Jane Aumann and I went to Chicago on a mission to see beautiful architecture and art in Chicago. I wanted to see art in unexpected places and in the curve of a doorway, the art deco design over a window and the sculptures which never cease to amaze me. This pursuit led us […]