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.
And we're off: • Violinist Maria Ioudenitch performs with the Kansas City Symphony • The Cecilia Series by Victoria Botero performs The Music of Susan Kander • I reviewed the book "Performing Music History" • Artist to Watch: Kelly Birch • Amado Espinoza's Junkyard Orchestra
Started the new year with a guest host spot on KKFI 90.1 FM's The Classical Challenge with Sam Wisman, who typically hosts Jazz Afternoon on Mondays. Sam selected music from 1919 and I got a jump start on the season with some music we'll hear in Kansas City in 2019. While I can't recreate the... Continue Reading →
Friends, it's either write this year-end post or clear out the basement and, honestly, one of my 2019 goals is to become that person who is productive when procrastinating, like cleaning or baking, instead of someone who re-reads fantasy novels when procrastinating. (Editor's note: Libby has re-read two fantasy novels in the last two days.)... Continue Reading →
Awe, the holidays. Lots and lots and lots of shows this month and boy howdy how do you even? I realized a bit too late that I have nearly no down time between now and December 25 so the last two days have been an errand-mania, my friends! Handel's "Messiah" is a must-have for many... Continue Reading →
I've only lived in Kansas for about 8 years, but my heritage in this state goes back a ways--mother, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on--some prime pre-Civil War pioneer stock. My husband is from Kansas, too, so between the two of us, our kids can trace their Kansas roots back about 6 generations. However, since suburban... Continue Reading →
Is this cover fierce AF or what? I have nothing to do with designing this magazine but I do love that my words get to be in something so kick ass! This month, I've got stories on Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and musician/composer/sound explorer Shawn E. Hansen. I especially loved what photographer Jim Barcus did with... Continue Reading →