Dancing with, and to, The Dead

A faded 19th century mansion where ghosts of the past are close at hand seems just the right place to pay tribute to The Dead.

Will urban sprawl claim this historic treasure?

Descendants of this tiny village’s founding family are putting up a fight against encroaching urban sprawl and a disregard for historic preservation. Photo by John Meore for The Journal News

Music fest stays true to its roots

Veteran DJ Bruce Figler has curated another strong lineup for the Pleasantville Music Festival, mixing A-listers with locally grown talent.

Hit-making studio legend recalls Springsteen’s breakthrough recordings

Brooks Arthur, the engineer behind hit records by Carole King, Neil Diamond, Janis Ian, and the Shangri-Las, was the founder of 914 Sound Studios. Photo by Betsy Hammer

‘The record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance!’

The early recordings that would one day be part of a catalog that would earn Bruce Springsteen $550 million were captured in a music studio in an abandoned garage in suburban New York – not Asbury Park.