Music 'Why Him And Not Me?' Songwriting To Mend The Wounds Of War By Libby Denkmann • Jun 13, 2018 Libby Denkmann / American Homefront For her new album, Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier collaborated with veterans to write songs about war, service, and life after the military. A Swan Song For Some Military Bands: Budget Cuts Stop The Music By Carson Frame • Sep 1, 2017 Carson Frame / American Homefront The military has more than 130 bands with more than 6000 musicians. But their cost – about a half-billion dollars a year – has made them a target for budget cutters in Congress and at the Pentagon. 'Fallujah' Uses Opera to Look Inside a War Survivor's Head By John Ismay • Mar 17, 2016 Keith Ian Polakoff / Long Beach Opera One of the most intense episodes of the U.S.-Iraq conflict is the subject of a new opera premiering in Long Beach, California.