Mike Love

A 35-year journey -- from "wrong element" to "artistic achievement"


Each year, PBS' 4th-of-July concert offers a vibrant mixture of music, firewoks and fun. This year, it also adds something else -- a neat little postscript to a controversy that began 35 years ago. Hee's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Some noisy
controversies get settled in a few hours. Others ...

Beach Boys, TV and D.C.: A monumental combination


Each year, PBS' Memorial Day eve concert brings some talented -- and far-ranging -- people. The two stories I sent to papers involve people separated by a half-century: One (see previous blog) is Trent Harmon, 25; this one meets Mike Love, 75, and the Beach Boys:

By Mike Hughes