Norbert Gerl

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    From the Archives: A Great Old Photo of Gale Hess and Cafe Noir, Along With a Soundtrack

    ​Many have asked since yesterday if there will be a memorial of some kind for Gale Hess. Today I was told: No, not yet. There will be a small service for family and close friends, and there may be something else down the road. But, I was told, it will be at least a month away. Said a family member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Say Farewell to Cafe Noir's Gale Hess, Who Made Some Extraordinarily Beautiful Music

    Word began to spread late last night: Gale Hess, said friends, died two days ago. Cancer is to blame, say those who've been close in recent years. Gale was young -- young enough to have been first violinist in the W.T. White Symphony Orchestra in 1973, at least. And she was among the most talented m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    A Cross to Bear

    It's going to be a long week; can you feel it? So before we get all political up in this piece, here's our way of easing into it -- with some five and a half minutes of Joseph Haydn, courtesy the Gyros String Quartet. Yesterday, the group -- which has included, since its inception in 1986, Cafe Noir ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Broken Fever

    The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    Pay attention

    Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Ed Hagan, 1919-1996

    Another true original leaves us

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Stop the music

    KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings

  • Music

    December 21, 1995

    Grading on a curve

    This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?

  • Music

    February 2, 1995

    Case dismissed

    Judge tells the Nightcaps that ZZ Top aren't "copycats"

  • Music

    January 12, 1995

    Home of the range

    Randy Erwin belatedly releases an astounding, varied work