Monthly Archives: June 2017

Art and Jazz Fest

JazzFest Music Schedule Saturday, July 1 10-11:30  Falling Rock Mix 12-2 justin Carpenter academy / jazz ensemble 17 piece 1940’s Big Band 2:30-3:30 Paranoid Image with Sara Geller / Jazz 330-430 Scifidelic Eclectic Jazz 6-9:00 Hindsite / Classic 80’s Rock … Continue reading

Posted in Biography

Our Town

People arrived in town today, who hadn’t quite seen our town the way it is now. Imagine owning a natural product’s store and finding a 50-foot dinosaur in your front display window named Fitch. Or finding the newspaper you helped … Continue reading

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

[Intro] Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy Because I’m easy … Continue reading

Posted in Music

What is Opera, anyway?

Performance practice, meaning anything that affects the execution and presentation of a work — voices, instruments, pitch, venue, acting, and even what is being performed — is an issue deeply connected to the definition of opera. If modern productions don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, Music

What is Opera? Words and Music and Meaning

If we speak of operatic strategies, that is, how composers and librettists fit words to music, (or the other way around), in order to tell a story, must we always presume that the words have the last words, or does … Continue reading

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Julie Andrews “Home: A Memoir of My Early Years”

I am told that the first comprehensible word I uttered as a child was “home.” My father was driving his quiet secondhand Austin 7; my mother was in the passenger seat beside him holding me on her lap. As we … Continue reading

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Bookmarks, Bindings and Blue Ink

This post was originally written in July of 2011. I’ll add that the handwriting I was finding in the margins of my books had not been there before. I was opening books from my bookshelf I had had for years … Continue reading

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