C is for The Claudettes

Oh, blues and jazz with a wink and an edge! This group positively oozes charm. I could watch Johnny Iguana play piano for daaaaays. Listen to them for sure, but don’t miss the chance to check out some of their videos. I hope to catch them in concert someday (once that’s allowed – oh, tragic…

B is for Botticelli

Truth be told, I never used to like Botticelli. I struggled with the stiffness of his subjects, the eyes so tranquil, they bordered on dead (but not in a cool artsy way). But then I went to the Botticelli room in the Uffizi in Florence and something clicked. I still can’t explain it. Something about…