Recently, a pair of legends rolled into a city that has seen some pretty hard times, and is trying to redo its image. The most beautiful day so far of 2005, with an 80-degree evening, lent itself to some adventure, so after a short train ride from the Big Apple I entered Newark, NJ and headed for the magnificent NJPAC.
The venue was built for symphonies, operas, ballet performances and the like, so there was little doubt that seeing Bob Dylan and his Band tailing his opening act Merle Haggard and the Strangers would be quite enjoyable.
Merle is country folk, and a country singer. That