The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a newspaper owned by the New York Times, has published a story about my mother, Betty Zukov, the wellspring of music in yours truly. She is the founder and director of the Healdsburg Chorus in Northern California, and an official “Living Treasure of Sonoma County.” Healdsburg is a charming little hamlet in the middle of some of the most beautiful wine country in the world and one of the state’s early villages. It is mentioned in Kevin Starr’s history of California.

The Chorus is a regular topic in our weekly phone conversations on Sunday nights. They’re also a very fine ensemble, which I’ve had the pleasure of hearing in rehearsal and concert. Click here to read the article and see my mom.