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The Dangerously Talented Miriam Makeba

Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they recognized...

Black Orchid Trio

Performing Arts Showcase

The 2014 Columbus Invitational Arts Competition’s Performing Arts Showcase is this Saturday, August 23rd, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Avenue, 7-9pm.  The Columbus Invitational (CIAC) is in its third year of...

Mind the Rap

The free Amazon music samplers are one of the great hidden treasures of the internet.  There, buried deep on their digital downloads page is a link to literally hundreds of full length discs, absolutely...

from The New Yorker

New Yorker Caption Contest

I finally got a caption accepted into the New Yorker Caption Contest.  Time to add “published in the New Yorker” to my resume! Vote here, but only if you like my caption the best!