A long time ago someone told me that I was like a beautiful rose in a land where people only appreciated tulips. I needed to hear that at the time. This poem, Unnamed Flower, isn't about me, it's about each of you, who at one time or another in life needs to be reminded that […]
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Miss Gabi Wilson is almost grown up now, and will appear tonight on the BET Awards. We remember her gifted self well. She had her first solo gig at Listen & Be Heard Poetry Cafe. She was also on the cover of our final print issue of the magazine. I always liked the picture taken by S.N. Jacobson (and her Jimi Hendrix t-shirt.) Break a leg Gabi!
“Caravelles” by Toucas Trio Vasco : a musical journey into the path of Vasco de Gama
Brilliant accordionist, composer and performer of the greatest (Charles Dumond, Angelo Branduardi, Lény Escudéro Francis Lemarque …),
and himself Brazilian Portuguese, Crestiano Toucas hits the road again with a new show called “Caravelles” in tribute to the great Portuguese navigators of the XVIth Century
and the cultural and musical fusion whose expeditions gave birth to.
Leaving free rein to his inspiration and virtuosity of his accompanists – Thierry Vaillot on the guitar and Amrat Hussain at the tablas –
he revisits in a 1:30 hour program the most authentic forms of this fabulous heritage that goes from the Fado to the Malaysian ragas –
passing through the Flamenco and the Arab-Andalusian melodies, Gypsy tunes and Persian maqamat …
The trade winds blow guaranteed for all your programming!
4 people on departure from Paris (+ dancer optional)
Available until the end of 2014
Introduction:Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contestis open to everyone, about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill and ability of all poets and writers. The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone who has the desire or love of poetry and writing, to continue doing so without the fear of failure or success! And remember, in whatever you do, “it’s okay to dream,” for dreams do come true. [Read more →]
The avant-garde piece will open the program consisting of performances celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
THE CHICAGO MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
COMPOSER JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY’S “MIST” JANUARY 22, 2014
The Commissioned Piece Opens “Let Thunder Roll!! Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King”
@ South Shore Cultural Center January 22
“One of the great benefits of living in the Bay Area is the opportunity to tap into its vibrant new-music scene. This movable feast of experimental music seems to be fueled by an unending parade of gifted composers and performers who have spent their lives redefining musical boundaries. Classical and film composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky is truly one of these San Francisco sonic explorers” San Francisco Classical Voice”
“MIST”, the follow up to Dubowsky’s much-lauded “Harvey Milk: A Cantata” (2012), is part of a repertoire that often touches on social justice as a theme (other works include “Quaker Peace Testimony,” “Eisenhower Farewell Address” and a choral setting of Langston Hughes “Lynching Song”). The impressionistic piece is described by the composer as incorporating drones, structured improvisation, indeterminacy and ambient moods. Renee’ C. Baker is the music director of CMOP. The evening also includes performances by the Chicago Community Chorus, the AACM-Great Black Music Ensemble, the Kenwood Academy String Ensemble and the world premiere of Baker’s “Spatial Genesis.” “MIST” and the performances of “Let Thunder Roll!!” will take place in the Paul Robeson Theater @ South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL beginning at 7pm. [Read more →]
This current production of “Porgy and Bess” from New York features a superbly talented cast of singers and dancers, performing Gershwin’s timeless melodies with skill and enthusiasm.
Nathaniel Stampley is Porgy, a beggar with a twisted leg. His wayward love, Bess, is played by Alicia Hall Moran. Community healer and matriarch Mariah is recreated by Danielle Lee Greaves. The detestable character of Sporting Life is portrayed engagingly by Kingsley Leggs. Street vendors are Sarita Rachelle Lilly, Chauncey Packer and Dwelvan David. The gambler Crown, who kills a man and who comes after Bess before he rehabilitates himself, is portrayed by Alvin Crawford.
“Porgy and Bess” is touring the country with a cast of almost thirty. The musical is backed by a 23-piece orchestra. Diane Paulus adapted the Gershwin opera for the Broadway stage with playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and composer Diedre Murray. What started as a four-hour opera has been condensed into a musical of two and one-half hours. [Read more →]
“Chasing Shakespeare” was the opening film in the American Indian Film Festival on the west coast this year. It already has won awards at festivals in Cannes, Houston and Hollywood.
Danny Glover and Graham Greene are the accomplished actors whose names you know. Just wait, though, until you meet this film’s heroine Venus Red Hawk, played by Chelsea Ricketts.
This is a love story, told in flashback over 50 years. It will bring you joy and laughter, and after you see it you will wonder why, for the seventh time this week, why all films can’t be made with cpmparable joy.