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Stephen J. Grant

Stephen J. Grant has 2 articles published.

is the Communications Manager for the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. In February 2014 he made his curatorial debut with Once In A Lifetime in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr Gallery. He has contributed to online music publications Too Good for Radio and EQ Music. Stephen is the former host of the music site, Now Streaming and will soon launch the Beats & Eats Blog in 2014. He currently contributes to The Huffington Post, The Arts Paper and the #ARTNHV Blog. Listen to Stephen Grant talk art ON AIR every 3rd Monday at 12pm on WPKN 89.5FM or online at wpkn.org

Tom Maxwell remembers “Hell” with the Squirrel Nut Zippers in his new memoir

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Tom Maxwell rose to fame writing and playing for the interestingly named band, Squirrel Nut Zippers. With his help, the band’s hit “Hell” rocketed them to new heights, bringing their retro-swing sound to big stages in venues such as Los Angeles and Europe. Fast forward almost 20 years, and Maxwell is still writing, but this time it’s not just song lyrics. He is a recurring contributor for the news site Al Jazeera America and has appeared on popular sites like Salon and Oxford America. We talked with the new author about writing his first memoir, Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers and got inside the mind of the lively musician who says writing this book was a freeing…

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Living for summer’s musical moments

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You know that feeling you get at a concert when your soul is singing the lyrics and your heart is playing the beat? You’re praying the music never stops, wishing you could stay in the moment forever. As I am sure you know, you are not alone. Erin Feinberg knows the feeling and so do Neil Peart of Rush and Bruce Springsteen. They have found a way to make it last forever. This familiar musical sensation is creatively shown in Feinberg’s Diehards, a book of black-and-white photos that invites readers on a journey to the spiritual world of live concerts. Including personal essays from Peart and Springsteen, it perfectly illustrates the universal power of a live music show. The combined…

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