Don McLean credits his sustained career to his songwriting

Photo by PATRISHA MCLEAN--Music icon Don McLean will perform to a sold-out crowd Friday night at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College.

Bi-coastal singer-songwriter Don McLean lives in Maine and California. His international popularity, especially in the United Kingdom and Australia, makes having homes on the east and west coasts of the United States a convenience. Of course, McLean — the singer and composer of the American pop classics “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” “And I Love… Continue reading →

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Parole denied for Lennon’s killer

Associated Press file photo -- John Lennon, undated file photo

NEW YORK (AP) — A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon’s killer. It’s the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New York corrections officials announced the decision Friday. They say a three-member board… Continue reading →

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