Culture /Arts

What fermented first—wine or beer?

As a sommelier I naturally think grapes fermented before grains. What fermented first often strikes arguments amongst beverage geeks. It is similar to the chicken and egg argument—I think the chicken came first—single celled organisms had to split and split enough times to become chickens—then they could lay eggs. The origins of human fermentation may be traced to the Neolithic period in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and Egypt....

School of Performing Arts will present Vocal Jazz Camp with Pete Ellman Big Band

Audition on May 18 for this summer's Vocal Jazz Camp, June 11-July 18 Step out on the town... and strike up a song for an opportunity to perform with The Pete Ellman Big Band at Mullen's Pub this summer. With guest artists Sandi Haynes, pictured here, Pete Ellman and the School of Performing Arts' own Ross Berkley, music campers will have an opportunity to perform with The Pete Ellman Big Band....