Best Original Score
Best Book of a Musical
March 12, 2013
Shep with football and Dawn - Courtesy Bill Ek and Steve Glazer
VERY Early Shep
and first love Dawn Strickland
Steve Glazer has been doing a lot of research into who is fact and fiction in Shep's stories and in recent weeks we have added a lot of content in the people section. (See "What's New" in the bottom of the next column) He was able to make contact with Dawn Strickland's son. According to Shep on his 8-6-69 show, she lived across the street and was his 'first love'. Shep is the kid holding the football with the signiture cleft in his chin. Shep always spoke of living on Cleveland Street, but he was born in Chicago where he lived until mid Kindergarten and then lived in East Chicago, Indiana where he met Dawn. He then moved to Cleveland St in Hammond to start 2nd grade.
February 20, 2013
The Man Behind The Brilliant Media Hoax Of "I, Libertine"
By: Matthew Callan
Matthew Callan wrote an interesting article on The Awl concerming Sheps early WOR radio career and the story behind "I, Libertine"
"In the 1950s, a DJ named Jean Shepherd hosted a late-night radio show on New York's WOR that was unlike any before or since. On these broadcasts, he delivered dense, cerebral monologues, sprinkled with pop-culture tidbits and vivid stretches of expert storytelling. . .
February 5, 2013
The Winter of Our Discontent
by John M. Whalen
John sums up an interesting story about the recent find of King Richard III remains with a classic Shep quote.
February 4, 2013
courtesy Don Knowlton
New Shep Blog
Jean Shepherd Quest
Jean Shepherd Author and Historian Eugene B. Bergmann has begun a blog in his 'quest for Shep'. Watch for new entries as he is inspired to open our eyes to more conversation about Shep.
February 1, 2013
Ed Koch remembered
Former Mayor Ed Koch passed away at 2A.M.
There are two commercials for the re-election of Ed Koch for Congressman.
On the October 28 and 29, 1974 Jean Shepherd shows.
January 10, 2013
Playbill Drawings: A Christmas Story
by : Ken Fallin - Illustrator
Illustrator Ken Fallin specializes in charicature style and does a lot of wotk for the Wall Street Journal and PLAYBILL.com. He explains in his blog about doing his latest one based on the successful musical adaptation od A Christmas Story, which just finished an 8 week run on Broadway.
December 12, 2012
A Look At Jean Shepherd's Cincinnati
by John Kiesewetter
John Kiesewetter wrote an interesting Blog and associated story for Cincinnati.com about the early years of Shep's radio career in Ohio.
November 26, 2012
Jean Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Jean Shepherd Revisited! A Christmas Story - The Musical Should Not Be Missed!
by: Ann Liguori
Ann Liguori who interviewed Shep in 1997 for WFAN wrote a review about the ACS Musical for the CBS New York website:
The Holidays are officially upon us. Let the festivities continue! And although the Knicks and the Giants should put a smile on your face with their play of late, if you're looking for a show that delivers a winning outcome every time and assures fun for the entire family, I highly recommend you see A Christmas Story - The Musical, playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. . .
November 20, 2012
A Christmas Story: The Musical
The musical version of A Christmas Story opened on Monday night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater to positive reviews.