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TOP 10: Linda Ronstadt is a National Medal of Arts Winner

Linda Ronstadt at Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, Fall 2013

Linda Ronstadt is a National Medal of Arts Winner: Sarah Kaplan–washingtonpost.com–7/29/14

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Ronstadt Shares Her Simple Dreams

Llinda Ronstadt at Changing Hands/Oct. 2013/book event

UPDATE 9/9/19: Review: Linda Ronstadt’s Breathtaking Vocals Star in New Documentary

UPDATE 4/5/14: Linda will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 4/10/14 in New York. Linda Ronstadt Duets is being released April 8.

UDPATE 12/17/13: Linda Ronstadt will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

By Janet Traylor/November 3, 2013

“I covered a big wide range of music in my career, and I wanted to write a book about why I made those choices and why they weren’t arbitrary.”  Linda Ronstadt

I often wonder how an artist becomes an artist. Many times, a life of creative expression emerges from seeds planted in childhood. I have long held an affinity for novelist Willa Cather, whose childhood, like mine, was colored intensely by early experiences of growing up on the Western Prairie.   [Read more…]

TOP 10: Fall Preview: This Season’s 30 Coolest Books

Amy Tan book

Fall Preview–This Season’s 30 Coolest Books–usatoday.com–10/7/13

TOP 10: Like a Wheel, But Turning Slower

Linda Ronstadt/Photo: Peter DaSilva for the NYTimes

Like a Wheel, But Turning Slower: Sam Tanenhaus–nytimes.com–8/30/13–Photo: Linda Ronstadt by Peter DaSilva for The New York Times