"A culture that is primarily visual leaves no trace of its passage. It is unrecordable. Knowing this, it's still possible to get fragments of narratives, to imagine a grander architecture from the imprints of a crumbling building, and to reconstruct a small look at the past -- albeit inevitably colored by the present, by nostalgia and television and regret."
"Next time you're in the neighborhood of Big Bayou, stranger, drop in at Joe and Lee's - the Spaghetti Palace whose proprietor is also court jester without a care in the world. He keeps the customers happy with music, songs and laughter, this ex-vaudeville star whom a lady customer describes as 'a vivid little man.'… Continue reading Spaghetti Palace Jester Entertains Patrons, by Dick Bothwell
"The Hyperion Theater, located just across the Yale campus on Chapel Street, was another place where Ives found the freedom to try out some of his more adventuresome pieces. The Hyperion was the largest theater in the city, with twenty-five hundred seats, and it was a definite cut above Poli's vaudeville house in the shows… Continue reading With the Help of a Few Extra Players and a Piano, by Charles Ives