(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

The English singer-songwriter and actor Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus) began his musical career in the London pub early in the 1970s. In 1977, he released his debut album, My Aim Is True, which lit a rocket taking him to stardom in the still-forming new wave music scene. Costello’s band, the Attractions, joined himContinue reading “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”

I’m Kissing You (from the film, Romeo + Juliet)

William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet received a significant shakeup in Baz Luhrmann’s lavish, audacious 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. While the movie follows the original Shakespearean dialogue faithfully, it is set in a modern-day city called “Verona Beach” that looks a lot like Los Angeles (the film was shot partly in Miami, Florida inContinue reading “I’m Kissing You (from the film, Romeo + Juliet)”