We received so many suggestions from readers regarding other
love songs that weren't included in the January/February
, that I feel compelled to lead off this UP FRONT
with a list of them. It's a big list! Are you ready? Here goes.

Silly Love Song (Paul McCartney)
How I Love You (Englebert Humperdinck)
You Are The Reason (Calcum Scott and Leona Lewis)
It Might Be You (Stephen Bishop)
I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden)
Lost In Love (Air Supply)
Lady In Red (Chris DeBurgh)
I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
I'd Love You To Want Me (Lobo)
Without You (Harry Nilsson)
I'll Never Find Another You (The Seekers)
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse)
Love Can Make You Happy (Mercy)
So Much In Love (The Tymes)
Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry (Darlene Love)
Don't Worry Baby (Beach Boys)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (Gladys Knight and The Pips)
Lady (Little River Band)
Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)
Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton)
and, both versions of We're All Alone (Boz Scaggs) and (Rita Coolage).

Wow! I guess the point of all this is simple. Love is sooooooo great! It is the most important thing in this world. That is why artists
have written so many love songs and poems...and created so many other beautiful expressions of love. Artists, after
all, are mushy that way!

Continuing with the subject of artists and love...this issue's SPOTLIGHT features love on a very personal level. Karen and I will be
celebrating our twenty-seventh anniversary as husband and wife, as well as artist collaborators, on March 28th. I firmly believe that
art and creativity is a force that shapes lives and elevates humanity. The fact that it brought Karen and I together illustrates this
better than anything more than I can say.

We received many responses to the contest question I posed in the January-February UP FRONT...What is art to me?
Thank you to all one and all! Check out the FEEDBACK page for the winners!

Lastly, I want to address something that all artists need to be reminded of from time to time. Creativity needs to be exercised
regularly like a big old friendly dog. Ignore it and it gets lazy and just lies around and gets fat! As artists, we need to remember
why we first started doing whatever it is that we do. In the beginning, it was because it was fun! Damn fun!

Pick up a brush, if you haven't done so in a while. Sit down at a computer keyboard...or a typewriter, if you prefer.
Peer through a lens or mold some clay. As artists, we need to be reminded why we are here. Remind yourself...and then do it!

In closing, I would like to offer observation number 445 from the website for your edification.

"Love is what gets you through the hell of life." 

Until we connect again…

                                                                                                                     Douglas Schwartz, Publisher and Editor

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