Monthly Archives: January 2005

Van Dyke Parks: Brian Wilson presents Smile

What were they thinking? In 1965, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was at the height of his pop fame and embarked on a bold musical project: "Smile." Van Dyke Parks was the lyricist and accompanied him on the journey … Continue reading


Rosalie Sorrels: My Last Go Round

Rosalie Sorrels’ Grammy-nominated CD is a special live performance from Harvard’s Sanders Theater recorded in 2002. Sorrels grew up in Idaho wanting to be an opera singer. She became a renowned folk singer and member of the Beat Generation’s circle … Continue reading