Proust Eats a Sandwich collects my latest words, thoughts and contributions about music, mostly, but also dance, cartoons, arts journalism, criticism, and poetry, in Kansas City and abroad. "Read Me" selects some personal favorite posts and links to other publications. Everything else is just for fun.
All things being equal this year has demonstrated that all things are not equal. Entering the chaotic world of poetry publishing became something beyond my capacity, so instead of amassing rejection slips like a true artist, I'm leaving these leavings here. This zine pulls together seven miniature pieces in a one-page print out that folds... Continue Reading →
Social distanced, masked, and online: the William Baker Festival Singers' holiday concert. You can read my review, or check out my daughter's review. One benefit of all this is that my kids can watch shows with me, can snuggle up, their talking doesn't disturb anybody (they have a lot of questions, mostly about snacks) or... Continue Reading →
I guest co-hosted a segment of Classical KC's "Local Feature," talking with leaders of the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band. Classical KC is the new classical music station, a sister station of KCUR. Listen here!
"The Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s newest venture, which will undoubtedly please their loyal patron base, is “Opera in Eight Parts,” a sort of hybrid recital/tasting menu which introduces the major points of opera’s development from the 16th into the 21st century. As the pandemic and social isolation have dragged on, three things are apparent. We are... Continue Reading →