Losing Chuck Berry to the ages

Rock and roll pioneer and legend Chuck Berry died Saturday at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri, not far from St. Louis. Although I grew up with his music, I saw him in concert during the 1970s while photographing the Mississippi River Festival on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville just across […]

Take it Easy Glenn Frey

“Take it Easy,” a mega-hit for The Eagles and written primarily by Jackson Browne, was the song everybody sang and hummed when the band played The Mississippi River Festival on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville just across the big river from St. Louis. As the youngest photographer and reporter on The Telegraph […]

When the past comes back to haunt

Face it. A lot of us did it as teenagers back in the days when Polaroids were the quick way to get a photo that you couldn’t get developed by Kodak and sent back to the local drug store. You know the ones I’m talking about: a girlfriend flashing a little bit more skin than […]