Someone recently left me a comment saying something along the lines of, " what a joy you must have working with such great people."
On the one hand, theatre and dance are collaborative art forms; if someone's not willing to collaborate with other artists, s/he should be a sculptor or a painter. My best lighting is almost always done in situations in which I'm working with great collaborators, and many of those performers, directors, and… Continue
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To Walt Whitman, America by Kenneth M. Price. The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
I come back to Walt Whitman,
What in the hell happened to him,
Wasn’t he a white man?
--June Jordan (1)
Here is something rare these days, like spats or an Edsel: a review of a book about a poet in a popular press publication. No worries though, this is not primarily about poetry but rather the arts, culture and social change in… Continue
Added by Rick Hughes on September 22, 2008 at 3:56pm —
I feel sorry for the next president, who will undoubtedly be blamed for the economy's continuing to plummet, much like Hoover was blamed for the disastrous economic policies of Harding and Coolidge (that "whoosh" you just heard was the reference's going over the heads of those whose idea of "history" is, "who won last week's American Idol).
This is why a knowledge of history is important; if the Republicans hadn't been so eager to dismantle the regulatory safeguards that were… Continue
A nightengale Sang in Barkley Square
A tisket a tasket Ella Fitzgerald
All that jazz Ella Fitzgerald
At Last Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
Beseme mucho Diana Krall
Boots Nancy Sinatra
Boy From Ipamema
Breaking up is hard to do Reeny Olstead
Can't take that away from me Billy Holliday
Come away with me Nora Jones
Crazy Patsy Cline
Cry me a river Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t know why Nora… Continue
Friday September 19th GREG POULOS
HAZARDOUS ANGELS with
DAN TOLER & MIKE KACH
Come see Greg and The Hazardous Angels joined by very special guests DANGEROUS DAN TOLER on guitar and MIKE KACH of Dickey Betts and Great Southern on keyboards and vocals. The smokin' rhythm section will be Dave Reinhardt on drums, and Rob McDowell on bass. Some of you know that Greg, Dan, and Mike have a long history together, so this will be a reunion of sorts. Come on out and hear some… Continue
Added by Caroline on September 17, 2008 at 12:30pm —
A few weeks ago, I was privileged to be one of eight decorative artists from around the country invited to spend a week at the Hermitage on Manasota Key. The Hermitage is an artist retreat, which was originally started by the Sarasota Arts Council and is now self sustaining, from what I understand. You can read all about it on their website.
For our 'retreat', eight decorative artists… Continue
Added by Skip Dyrda on September 14, 2008 at 8:44pm —
In a recent post, I mentioned that I had no information about John McCain's position on the arts. I still don't, but today's NY Times has some interesting -- and disturbing -- information about his running mate, Sarah Palin:
The mayor quickly fired the town’s museum director, John Cooper. Later, she sent an aide to the museum to talk to the three remaining employees. “He told us…Continue